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How to Use Multi-Sized Looping Pliers

Make Earrings, Bails, and More
designed byArtbeads
Skill LevelBeginner
Time1-3 hours

Six different diameters on these multi-sized looping pliers allow you to form earwires, custom figure eight links, S hook clasps, bails, and more without changing pliers.

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Wire wrapping just got simpler with multi-sized looping pliers! With six different diameters, you can form your own earwires without having to change tools. Custom figure eight links, S hook clasps, bails for pendants that are a difficult fit and jump rings in a multitude of sizes are easy to make of any kind of wire. Here we have some examples in sterling. Do experiment with craft wire first! Once you have a pair of these and some wire on hand, there will be no late night frustration of not having just the thing to finish your latest creation!


The length of wire to use will be determined by the size earwire you plan to make. We suggest experimenting with craft wire first.

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Sterling Silver Wire 20 Gauge Half Hard - Approx. 1/2 troy oz (9.5ft)
Code SSWR20H25
Material Sterling Silver .925 Thickness 20 Gauge Wire Type Half-Hard Sold in Coils Place Of Origin USA
Artbeads Designer Wire - Silver Non-Tarnish 20 Gauge (21 ft. spool)
Code ADW0030
Material Colored Copper Brand Artbeads Thickness 20 Gauge Wire Type Round Sold on Spools Place Of Origin USA
Multi-Sized Looping Pliers
Code TOOL-0017
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