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Featured Tool of the Week: Easy Ear Wire Maker #HOL-100.00
by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com
Tool of the Week for
March 19, 2012
This week’s tool: Easy Ear Wire Maker, #HOL-100.00
Demonstration by Kate, JewelryTools.com
You know, when I started out making jewelry, I was using premade surgical steel ear wires from the craft store: not too spendy, already made. For a long time, I was pretty happy with them. That is, until I started photographing my work, and I realized that the ear wires really stuck out. They gave my jewelry a bit of a factory look, which was a surprise for me, since I spent so long creating the handmade components!
Making ear wires that are easy to "batch" a lot at once, but still look handmade, is really important! The Easy Ear Wire Maker will allow you to make dozens of ear wires in one sitting, with just a couple twists of the wrist. See Kate demonstrate in the video above just how easy the Easy Ear Wire Maker is to use!
Click here to see the Easy Ear Wire Maker, only available on JewelryTools.com:
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March 19, 2012 at 6:55 am
I would like to see a close up of the finished earwire. I make all my earwires using a mandrel and pliers. It’s really not hard to do and I don’t expect to change that. Still it would be nice to see the finished project on this a little more clearly.
March 19, 2012 at 9:58 am
I have the ear wire maker and I love it its fast, easy, and fun. I highly recomed it.
March 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm
Did I miss the price of this gadget?
March 20, 2012 at 8:25 am
Hi CM You can find it here: http://www.jewelrytools.com/eurotool/additional-beading-tools/Easy-Ear-Wire-Maker-Black.html
March 24, 2012 at 12:56 pm
Does it only make the one design? Can other earwire designs be made on it??? I would love to find out. Thanks!
March 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm
Hi Daniella, you can make the earring as Kate demonstrated, or you can pause during the process after making the initial big bend and then manually form the wire into a kidney ear wire or any other shape you wish. Thanks for asking!