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Daily Wire Tip: Square Wire for Ear Wires
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
Can I use 21-gauge square wire to make ear wires?
-Karen in Bar Harbor, Maine
Actually, yes! You can use 21-gauge square wire to make ear wires.
Here’s how: use 21-gauge square half hard and twist it first. The twisted wire will be easier to go through the ear, as it is now a form of round, and the twist helps the ear wire become almost “slipless”!
Sorry folks, although twisting dead soft wire will harden it, it will not have enough “spring” to make a substantial ear wire that will last.
Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
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