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Using only some wire and pliers, you can whip up an ear wrap in under an hour. My Pin-spiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/530650768563928448/
 
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Step 1: Cut a piece of wire...

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Now hook the piece of wire around the back of your ear and bend it so it fits juuuuust right.

Step 2: Curl

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Using your pliers, roll in the ends of the wire so that don't poke you... (Cuz ear wraps are not like a Pikachu reluctant to get on a bus ... you can't Poke-em-on)

Step 3: Draw out your game plan

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Sketch a to-scale drawing of how you want the wing to look like. Make sure it's tall enough to stick up behind your ear!

Step 4: Anchor

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Take your wire (still on the spool/coil) and wrap the end about a third of the way down the ear wire. It's easier if you clamp the ear curve and the long end of the wire with pliers in one hand and use your other hand to wrap the short end.

Snip off the excess short end.

Step 5: Start shaping...

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Put your ear wire up to your drawing and bend the long piece along the shape of the first "wing feather". You'll notice that what you have right now is more like a loop than a curvalicious wing feather.



Step 6: Add definition

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To make a nice pointy wing feather tip, grab the "wing feather" just a bit off from where you want the crease with pliers. Press the wire so you get a nice 90 degree-ish bend, then roll your plier-hand counter-clockwise a bit to get that hook-y tip. Go around where needed with pliers to curve the wing feather.

Step 7: Moving on

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In between wing feathers, anchor your working wire to the ear wire by wrapping the it to the ear wire.

Step 8: Get spikey

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The next wing feathers less of a sassy tip and more of a straight-forward corner. To do that, go right up to it and clamp the round bend with your pliers to get a nice crisp corner.
Oh wow. that is TRULY AMAZING!!!!! I am SO going to make that!!!! thank-you for posting this!!! (I am truly, and I don't mean sort of but I mean REALLY TRULY super-duper going to have to make that like, as soon as I get my wire out!)
mbagnall1 year ago
Thankyou for this i had a go and come up with some ideas of my own
twdodd1 year ago
I'm trying this out as a birthday present for a friend. Already dug through my scrap silver and found some sterling wire to work with. Now I just have to find out how to surreptitiously measure her ear.......
Kiteman1 year ago
That's really nice.

What sort of wire did you use?
Wuffle (author)  Kiteman1 year ago
Well, I don't know what the wire's made of... all it says on the packaging is that it's 22 gauge.
Looks like brass wire ;)
Boss. Beautiful. And very well-written too.
How have I never seen this before? I will make one this weekend.
DDC
Awesome ible
Is this natalie brown
Sweet
I have something very similar from my great-grandmother. Her's was set with rhinestones and only over the top and bottom of the ear.
That's so neat I've never seen something like that!