Club Creative Studio blog has a focus on creativity and as a blog challenge participant with the A to Z blog challenge, I also have a focus on a letter. Today’s letter focus is H. The letter H stands for How. I would like to share HOW I make a Hook.
To Begin: These are the tools that are needed to create a hand-made wire hook and loop set.
As in the above photo, I suggest that you gather your tools first. Have on hand silver wire, non-tarnish wire or craft wire. I used 18-gauge wire in this sample. Also, the hand-held tools are named from top to bottom, chain-nose pliers, flush cutters,stepped forming pliers, round-nose pliers, and not pictured but you will need a ruler, and marker or pen.
Cut five inches of wire and flush cut each end. I measured from one end, one and one half inches and created a shape like a hairpin. To make that shape I used the round-nose pliers.
As you hold the “U” shape to the bottom, place the short wire to the left and the longer wire to the right. This photo was taken as I twisted so it is seen in reverse. Make a 90 degree bend opposite the short wire. I used the chain-nose pliers for this move. Switch to the round nose pliers to begin your wrapping around for a snug loop and wrap. Trim all excess wires once the shape is formed.
Holding the wire against a pen or marker, bend from where the wrap starts, bending over the pen to make the hook shape. At the tip, I used the chain-nose pliers to form a small bend at the tip at about a forty-five degree angle.
The hook is now finished!