Make sure you have:
5" piece of 16g dead soft sterling silver wire
3" piece of 18g half round sterling silver wire
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Wire Cutters & Files
*Special note: to make my necklace seen in BeadStyle Magazine, you need to create seven of these links. I do not suggest working off a coil of 16g wire. I do recommend that you cut 7 pieces of wire at 5 inches and repeat the steps shown here on each piece as you go along.
Use the widest part of your round nose pliers to start a coil on the end of wire not marked.
Your link should now look like this.
Using a 3 inch length of 18g half round wire, wrap the area of the link where the small loop and wire marking meet. You should have enough to wrap the area three times. Make sure both ends of the half round wire are on the same side of your link. Use your wire cutters to trim the ends and file if sharp.
Your finished links should be tumbled in a rotary tumbler to work harden and polish them. Approx 30 mins with water, stainless steel shot and dish soap should work them well.