Where to make that bend...
3 Key Elements... in this wire jewelry technique for eye pin making.
You start by choosing the wire diameter or gauge that you want to use to make a simple loop for a eye pin.
The Answer that you get in this wire jewelry technique is...
the length of the wire that you need to bend over 90 degrees.
This is the first step to make a simple loop anywhere...
However, it works only for that specific wire diameter/gauge and
position on your round nose pliers.
|Keep a sample with a label or notes of the loop.
This will save you from doing this exercise over and over...
|When you do this calculation start by making two identical full-circle-loops.|
|But, unroll only the one and keep the other as a sample.|
Record of the Full Story
If you keep the rolled and unrolled samples, you "keep a record" of the position on the round nose pliers and the diameter of the wire you used. You will also have the length of wire that you need to bend 90 degrees.
Say you end up using only one or two wire diameters and one or two circle diameters. Your eye will probably be trained to gauge the correct length of wire to bend 90 degrees sooner than you think.
Techniques and Component Inspiration from
Jill Duncan-Jack Pinterest board - Jewelry: Wire Components and Techniques
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