Notes: The technique in the video is slightly different from what I have explained on this WTJ website. Megan uses needle nose pliers in place of chain nose pliers. It doesn’t make a difference in the technique. I showed you how to make the loop by starting with exactly the right length of wire. Megan shows you how to make the loop and then clip of the excess.
Coiling with Your Round Nose Pliers The previous videos about making jump rings shows you how to make coils with your round nose pliers. This method is the quickest when you need only a few turns in your coil, like when you need a few jump rings.
Coiling with a Mandrel or Core Wire Here are two videos to show you how this technique works. They are quite long, but have a lot of information in. You will also learn tips about gripping pliers, tools to use, and fixing uneven coiling.
Coiling 1 This video shows you how to start coiling on the core wire or mandrel.
Coiling 2 This one shows you how to continue coiling to make a long even coil.
Wrapping It Up One thing that is clear after watching a few jewelry making videos, is that there are often many different ways to do the same technique. Some ways may be better than others and other may be easier to learn.