Wrapped eye pins are more secure because they are wrapped, so they CAN NOT be pulled open like the simple eye pin wire loop.
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Using your needle nose pliers, make a bend in the wire about 2″ from top.
Place your round nose pliers as shown.
Bring the 2″ piece up and around the top barrel of the round nose pliers.
Complete the loop as shown by performing a twisting motion with your wrist.
This is what the wire loop should look like.
Position a pair of pliers over the loop as shown (preferably nylon jaw pliers – mine were broken so I used flat nose pliers).
This is to keep the loop and the base wire steady while you are wrapping
Using the pliers to keep everything secure, start wrapping.
Make 2-3 wraps and use your cutters to cut excess wire off at base.
Use a pair of needle nose pliers to squeeze the end so it’s not sticking out.
Finished Wrapped Eye Pin
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