Learn how to make earring wires in a few simple steps using 20 gauge craft wire and basic jewelry making tools. We make it easy to make it fun!
Step 1: Video
You will need:
20 gauge soft to medium hard round shaping wire
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Wire rounder tool
Step 2: Steps!
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Bend wire around dowel.
Turn small loop in one end of wire with round nose pliers.
Bend opposite end of wire with round nose pliers.
Nip off excess wire with wire cutters, always cut to the flush!
Smooth the wire end with the rounder tool to soften the edges.
Hammer the front half of the wire to work harden.
Connect to your earring using chain nose pliers, make sure the wire is properly secured.