Two Easy Earwires

By on October 19, 2011

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Square
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Simple

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: : : Materials : : :
  • Wire
  • Wire jigs
  • Bench block
  • Hammer
  • Pliers, nylon jaw
  • Pliers, flush-cutter
  • Pliers, round-nose
  • Pliers, chain-nose

Square Earring

Step 1
Cut a 4-inch segment of wire.
Step 2
Make a loop in the end of this wire with the flat or flush-cut using your round-nose pliers.
Step 3
Straighten the wire using your nylon jaw pliers.
Step 4
Position pegs 1 and 2 in your jig as shown above. Place the initial loop on peg 1 and bend the wire against peg 2 so that with no pressure applied, the wire will rest adjacent to the hole for peg 3.
Step 5
Add peg 3 and bend the wire against peg 3 so that it rests against the hole for peg 4.
Step 6
Add peg 4 and bend the wire against peg 4 as shown.
Step 7
Remove the wire from your jig and cut the excess wire near the initial loop.
Step 8
Using your bent chain-nose pliers, grasp the initial loop and twist it 180 degrees so that it is outside the square.
Step 9
Position your wire on a bench block or anvil and hammer the wire with a chasing hammer or nylon hammer.
Step 10
Add a bead dangle on a head pin and you are done with a Square Earring.

Simple Earring

Step 1
Cut a 2-1/2 inch segment of wire
Step 2
Make a loop in the end of this wire with the flat or flush-cut using your round-nose pliers.
Step 3
Straighten the wire.
Step 4
Position regular metal peg 5 and a 1/2 inch Super Peg, Peg 6, in your jig as shown. Place the initial loop on peg 5 and wrap the wire around peg 6.
Step 5
Remove the wire from your jig and cut the excess wire near the initial loop.
Step 6
Position your wire on a bench block or anvil and hammer the wire with a chasing hammer or nylon hammer.
Step 7
Add a bead dangle on a head pin and you are done with a Simple Earring.