No-solder Post Ear Wires
by Kylie Jones
These post style ear wires add a new style dimension to your earrings. Great for people who don't like hanging ear wires.
Instructions
Begin with about 1.25" (3cm) of wire and make a simple loop in one end. Make a 90° bend in the wire about 9mm from the loop. Trim the wire to about 10mm from the bend.
Kylie Jones's No-solder Post Ear Wires - , , , make a simple loop
Kylie Jones's No-solder Post Ear Wires - , , , make a bend in the wire
With the edge of a file lightly cut a fine channel into the wire about 1mm in from the end, making the channel go all the way around the wire. This channel stops the earring back from sliding off.
Kylie Jones's No-solder Post Ear Wires - , , , make a fine channel in the wire
I used a riveting hammer to create a texture on the front of the ear wire. This also work hardens the piece. These ear wires need to be work hardened by hammering or tumbling so they can withstand handling when putting them on and taking them off. Round the end of each ear wire so there are no sharp edges.
Kylie Jones's No-solder Post Ear Wires - , , , hammer to work harden
Kylie Jones's No-solder Post Ear Wires - , , , add an ear nut
Kylie Jones's No-solder Post Ear Wires - , , , no solder post ear wire

Materials

20 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20H
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Sterling Silver Earnuts Regular Plain 4.65x6mm - Pack of 4
K19-33
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Tools

Lindstrom Supreme Round Nose Pliers
G2-7590
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
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10 Piece Diamond Needle Files - 140mm X 3mm
G14-8
  • G14-8
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6 1/2 Inch Solid Stainless Steel Ball Peen Hammer
G3-18
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Premium Steel Bench Block 2 1/2 X 2 1/2
G17-9
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  • Category: Findings
  • Technique(s): Filing / Finishing