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1.Place your bead(s) onto a head pin . Right after the bead, grab the head pin with your chain nose pliers and bend the wire at a 90-degree angle above the pliers. This creates a small upright piece of wire between the bead and the bend. 

2.Grab the wire with your round nose pliers just above the bend. Bend the wire up and over the top of your round nose pliers. 

3. Reposition your round nose pliers to make it easier to loop the wire all the way around the nose, creating a complete loop. This step is often overlooked but makes a big difference in how centered your loops is.

4. Remove your round nose pliers and grasp the top of the loop with your chain nose pliers. Using either your fingers or another pair of pliers, grip the end of the wire and coil it tightly around the upright piece of wire below your loop, coiling from top to bottom. Keep coiling until your reach the top of your bead.

5.  Where the wire coil tail meets the bead, snip off the excess wire end with your wire cutters .

6. Use chain nose pliers to tuck the end of the wire into your wrappings.

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