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This is one of the most important things to learn to do. Take some time to practice and you'll be glad you did. For
a more ornate look and stronger connection,
see wrapped loops.
Bend the pin to form a right angle. Cut the pin approximately 1/4 inch beyond the bead.
Use the round end of your pliers to grasp the end of the pin and curve the pin by
using a rolling motion to fold it over a single round prong. You may need to release
the pin and continue the rolling motion again. You can also convert a head pin to
an eye pin by snipping off the head and replacing it with a loop as shown above.
Be sure to start rolling from the end of the pin. This will give you a good round
loop and sturdy connection.
If you do not start rolling from the very end of the pin, you can end up with a
flat loop that will not look as good or give the movement you want.