Sonja Kiser's Beaded Ear Wires with a Twist, Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin. Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. These earring wires have a twisted attitude with a little more sparkle than the smooth ones, and they don't slip easily out of the ear! With the additional of a 3 or 4 mm bead you can have a little more decoration than using ordinary ear wires.
Beaded Ear Wires with a Twist
by Sonja Kiser
  • Category: Findings
  • Technique(s): Making Findings, Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
These earring wires have a twisted attitude with a little more sparkle than the smooth ones, and they don't slip easily out of the ear! With the additional of a 3 or 4 mm bead you can have a little more decoration than using ordinary ear wires. You may chose to use metal beads, gemstone or crystal beads for your own creative design. With the addition of headpin drop components, you now have a pair of beautiful earrings.
Special Instructions: Tip:Make both wires at the same time to ensure they will be perfectly matched.

Materials

22 Gauge Square Half Hard 14/20 Gold Filled Wire
H4-22SQH
  • Lesson Quantity: 5.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $3.62
  • Gold Club Price: $2.72
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Gold Filled Bead Caps 4mm - Pack of 10
J9-305
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $2.87
  • Gold Club Price: $2.15
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Tools

Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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6 1/2 Inch Bail Making Pliers
G2-18
  • G2-18
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.78
  • Gold Club Price: $9.58
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Double Ended Pin Vise
G5-4
  • G5-4
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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3.6 Volt Automatic Wire Twister (Cordless Screwdriver)
G5-15
  • G5-15
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $42.97
  • Gold Club Price: $32.23
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12 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler
G7-30
  • G7-30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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10 Piece Diamond Needle Files - 140mm X 3mm
G14-8
  • G14-8
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.57
  • Gold Club Price: $10.18
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Instructions
Step 1
Straighten, clean, then measure and cut one 4½ inch long piece of 22g square ½ hard wire.
Sonja Kiser's Beaded Ear Wires with a Twist - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Using ruler to measure wire
Step 2
Use a power twister or pin vise to twist this piece of wire.
Sonja Kiser's Beaded Ear Wires with a Twist - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Using wire twister to twist wire
Step 3
Cut 2 pieces from the twisted wire, each 1⅞ inches long. Be sure to eliminate the ends of the wire that are not twisted when cutting the two 1⅞ inch pieces.
Sonja Kiser's Beaded Ear Wires with a Twist - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Using cutter to cut length
Step 4
Using round nose pliers hold both wires together, and working both wires as though they were one wire, make a small loop at one end.
Sonja Kiser's Beaded Ear Wires with a Twist - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Round nose pliers to hold
Step 5
Place a 4 mm gold-filled bead above this loop on each wire. With flat nose pliers, make a 90° bend above the bead, leaving enough room above the bead so pliers will not mash it when making the bend.
Sonja Kiser's Beaded Ear Wires with a Twist - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, 90% with Flat nose pliers
Step 6
Curve the wires around the handle of a pin vise or the small side of a pair of bail pliers. Remember that if you work both wires at the same time, they will be more uniform.)
Sonja Kiser's Beaded Ear Wires with a Twist - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Using pin vise or bail pliers
Step 7
File ends of both wires to remove any sharp edges and burrs. With flat nose pliers, bend the ends slightly. The ear wires are now ready to be connected to other components to complete a beautiful new pair of earrings.
Sonja Kiser's Beaded Ear Wires with a Twist - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, File ends with file or sanding block
Sonja Kiser's Beaded Ear Wires with a Twist - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Bend ends with Flat nose pliers