Kristal Wick's Make a Perfect Pair of Ear Wires, Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. It's easy, when you get the hang of it, to whip up your own ear wires and save yourself the cost of buying these findings.
Make a Perfect Pair of Ear Wires
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Findings
  • Technique(s): Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
It's easy, when you get the hang of it, to whip up your own ear wires and save yourself the cost of buying these findings. Here's a way to make a perfectly matched pair, again and again!

Materials

20 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20H
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Tools

Ultimate wire-pliers Set
G15-20
  • G15-20
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Wubbers Medium Bail Making Pliers
G2-1302
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Wire Rounder with Wooden Handle - Pack of 1
G14-19
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Chasing Hammer with Wooden Handle, 1 1/8 Inch Face
G3-27
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Steel and Rubber Bench Block 4x4 Inches
G17-44
  • G17-44
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Wubbers Large Bail Making Pliers
G2-1303
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut a piece of wire 3.5" long. Bend in the middle using your chain nose pliers.
Kristal Wick's Make a Perfect Pair of Ear Wires - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, bend the wire in the middle
Step 2
Pinch the wire together tightly using your flat nose pliers and trim the ends to match, if they don't. Make a small loop on the end, capturing both wires.
Kristal Wick's Make a Perfect Pair of Ear Wires - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, pinch the wires together
Kristal Wick's Make a Perfect Pair of Ear Wires - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, make a loop
Step 3
Using the Wubbers Medium Bail Making Pliers with large jaw on top, place loop curling under right against jaw edge.
Pro Tip: Use the Wubbers Large Bail Making Pliers if you want a larger ear wire.
Kristal Wick's Make a Perfect Pair of Ear Wires - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, grasp the loop
Step 4
Bend wire around top jaw by pushing with your finger.
Pro Tip: You can also use knitting needles of your desired width.
Kristal Wick's Make a Perfect Pair of Ear Wires - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, push the wire around the pliers
Step 5
Trim the ends of both wires evenly using your flush cutter to any desired length. Trim the ends of both wires evenly using your flush cutter to any desired length. Using flat nose pliers, bend both wire ends up a tad to give your ear wires a professional look.
Kristal Wick's Make a Perfect Pair of Ear Wires - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, trim the wires
Step 6
To separate the two ear wires, cut the very top of the loop using your flush cutters. Close loops using round nose pliers.
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Step 7
Smooth the ear wire ends using a wire rounder or file. Slightly flatten both ends of each ear wire for a more artisan handcrafted look.
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Kristal Wick's Make a Perfect Pair of Ear Wires - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, ear wires