Beginner | 17 min
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:Materials:
- Variety of wire
- flat nose pliers
- round nose pliers
- wire cutters
- steel block
- mini mandrel
- nylon or rawhide mallet
- gauge finder
- bench pin
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