Simple Earwires

Far this technique a hammer and block are optional.

Yon can wrap small piece of fine wire above the bop to decorate the wire.

Cut two lengths of wire approximately 2 inches (5cm) long and bend them around a ballpoint pen, leaving slightly more length on one side.

tools and materials

■ Round-nosed pliers

• Hammer and block (optional)

3 Angle the other side of the wire a little, in tine with the loop you have just made

2 Use round-nosed pliers to roll the shorter end back onto itself.

2 Use round-nosed pliers to roll the shorter end back onto itself.

4 Clip off the extra length of wire on this side and smooth the end, which will go through the ear, with a cup bur or a small file

5 Hammer the rounded part o< the earnm» to give extra strength, if you Repeat lo make a second earwire

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closed-loop earwires

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2 Slightly straighten the curve above the wrapping of the closed loop.

| Cut two lengths of wire approximately 2-2 inches (6.5-7cm) long and make a losed loop at one end, following Steps 1-4 of individual Closed Loops on pages 61-62. Curve both «ires around a ballpoint pen, leaving slightly TW? <rgth on the side without the closed loop.

tools and materials

• plier; round-nosed and flat'noted

3 Angle the other side of the wire a little, in line with the closed loop. Follow Steps 4-5 of Simple Earwires, (previous page), to finish. Repeat to make the second earwire.

^INDIVIDUAL CLOSED LOOPS PAGES 61-62

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