Making Ear Wires for Earrings




Save money make your own ear wires for earrings. You will need:

20 guage wire
Round nose pliers
Flush cutters
Ruler or tape measure
Pen, mandrel, dowel, lipstick, mascara or marker for larger earwires.

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Step 1: Cutting & Looping

Cut 5cm of wire,then form a loop using round nose pliers.

Step 2: Wrap the Wire

Next wrap the wire around a pen or object of your choice.

Step 3:

Step 4: Finish

Take up the round nose again, bend the wire at the tip to give it a sort of flat look, make a second wire once finished hammer both if you wish. Now you are ready to attach to attach your earwires to your bead units.



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    2 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    how did you turn the copper silver? Shown in step 4 picture.

    This is great!!!!!!! I used it to make dirigible plum earrings - - but I stripped down a few twist ties for wire, as I didn't have any. (: Thank you so much!