Make Your Own Hook or Ear Wire by Denise Peck

By on June 16, 2017
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by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com

Wire Jewelry Tip for June 16th, 2017

Simplest Ear Wires

by Denise Peck

 

If you can make a loop with a round-nose pliers, you can make your own ear wires. And if you can make an ear wire, you can make a hook clasp! Watch how simple it is.

Working from the spool, or long length of 20g wire, make a small loop at one end.

Pic 1

Now hold the loop you just made against a Sharpie marker and bend the wire over the marker.

Step 2

Cut the wire to any length you’d like the ear wire to be, and make a gentle bend at the end of the wire.

Pic 3

If you want to make a hook instead, just bend the wire over a narrower pen or pencil and cut the wire opposite the loop. Hammer the curve of the hook to work harden it.

Pic 4

Happy Wrapping!

 

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One Comment

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    Michele

    June 16, 2017 at 9:23 am

    If you double the wire as you follow these steps your ear wires will be an exact match!

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