Easy Blingy Ear Wires
by Kristal Wick
Sometimes you need just a wee bit more touch of bling (or pearls, or beads) to set your design over the top and stand out. These simple blingy earwires are great for adding that unique touch when you want something a little more special than plain ear wires. This project uses 4mm Swarovski round crystals and I've also done another pair using Swarovski pearls. Explore other sizes, shapes and materials such as beads, spacers and gem stones.
Instructions
Cut a piece of 2" wire 20 gauge. Make a small loop using your round-nose pliers.‚ÄĮCenter the loop by using your flat-nose pliers to carefully reposition the loop so it's centered.



Pro Tip: Use a permanent marker to mark the exact spot on your pliers so each loop is the same size.
Kristal Wick's Easy Blingy Ear Wires - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, make a loop
Kristal Wick's Easy Blingy Ear Wires - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, center the loop
Slide the crystal onto your wire. Make a 90 degree bend 1mm above the crystal. If the bend is too close to the crystal you could possibly crack it.

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Using the Wubbers Medium Bail Making Pliers with large jaw on top, place loop curling under right against jaw edge. Bend wire around top jaw by pushing with your finger until the wire almost touches the crystal.

Note: Use the Wubbers Large Bail Making Pliers if you want a larger ear wire.
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Trim wire to desired length. Bend the tip up just a tad and smooth out the wire end using a wire rounder (simply spin the wire around inside the wire rounder cup).
Kristal Wick's Easy Blingy Ear Wires - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, trim the wire
Kristal Wick's Easy Blingy Ear Wires - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, blingy ear wires

Materials

20 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $2.74
  • Gold Club Price: $2.06
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4mm Crystal Aurore Boreale 5000 Round Swarovski Beads - Pack of 12
A13-75
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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Tools

Wire Rounder with Wooden Handle - Pack of 1
G14-19
  • G14-19
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.95
  • Gold Club Price: $5.96
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WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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Wubbers Medium Bail Making Pliers
G2-1302
  • G2-1302
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $27.95
  • Gold Club Price: $20.96
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  • Category: Findings
  • Technique(s): Making Findings