Acculoop Precision Pliers Ear Wires
by Susan LeGuyader
Consistency is so important when making ear wires. Having the same size loops and curves add professional look to any design. I used copper wire for the purpose of demonstration but copper is too soft of a wire to make good ear wires. I use half-hard sterling silver wire, 20 gauge for all of my ear wires.
Instructions
I love the Eurotool Acculoop Looping Pliers are a pleasure to work with to make perfect ear wires. Two and a half inches makes a great length for a tidy ear wire.
Susan LeGuyader's Acculoop Precision Pliers Ear Wires - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Findings, Clasps, Components, Acculoop Precision Pliers
At the end of the pliers is marked at 2mm, make a loop at that point
Susan LeGuyader's Acculoop Precision Pliers Ear Wires - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Findings, Clasps, Components, Acculoop Precision Pliers
Move to the 8mm line and curve the wire around the pliers.
Susan LeGuyader's Acculoop Precision Pliers Ear Wires - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Findings, Clasps, Components, Acculoop Precision Pliers
Move the pliers to just below the 2mm loop and bend back towards you.
Susan LeGuyader's Acculoop Precision Pliers Ear Wires - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Findings, Clasps, Components, Acculoop Precision Pliers
Trim the wire.
Susan LeGuyader's Acculoop Precision Pliers Ear Wires - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Findings, Clasps, Components, Acculoop Precision Pliers
The final steps to the perfect ear wire is to work harden the top curve of the wire.
Pro Tip: Work hardening the wire will stiffen the ear wire, add a spring back, therefore making it less likely to bend out of shape.
Susan LeGuyader's Acculoop Precision Pliers Ear Wires - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Findings, Clasps, Components, Acculoop Precision Pliers

Materials

20 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Category: Tools
  • Technique(s): Making Findings