Ear Wire Basics
Beginner | 17 min 27 sec
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Buying premade ear wires is easy enough, but making your own gives you the ability to get creative with basic shapes and add custom designs to your earrings. Shana shows you techniques as well as the simple tools you will need to create three different styles. She’ll also show you how to harden the wire, and finish the end for a comfortable fit in your ear so you will have all the skills to make beautiful and strong ear wires for your earring designs.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Variety of wire
  • flat nose pliers
  • round nose pliers
  • wire cutters
  • steel block
  • mini mandrel
  • files
  • nylon or rawhide mallet
  • Dremel
  • gauge finder
  • bench pin
Learn how to:
  • Make ear wires for your jewelry designs
  • Harden the wire
  • Finish your wire
What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to make ear wires
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction by jewelry maker Shana Astrachan
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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208 users recommended this class to a friend
Jacqueline Kent
great class
November 23
Nancy Hollinger
All of the instructions for measuring, cutting, bending, hammering, filing and polishing the ear wire materials for making fun & interesting ear wires was clearly explained. I learned a lot. Thank you!
November 15, 2022
Ruth Eggett
Awesome class! Great teacher whose gives easy to follow instructions!
September 25, 2022