Thursday, November 15, 2012

DIY Modern Ear Wires 2 + WigJig Coupon



Creating findings from scratch makes your jewelry that much more unique and your own.  Yesterday, I shared this modern ear wire with you and today, I have a slightly larger, curvier style to show you.

Materials:
Nylon Tip Hammer or Rubber Mallet
Cup Bur or Metal File

Cut two 3.5" pieces of  20 Gauge Pewter Soft Flex Craft Wire. Use the Nylon Jaw Pliers to straighten your wire piece. Place the 1" peg from the WigJig Premium Peg Set on the WigJig Olympus Lite. Wrap the two pieces of wire around the 1" peg together with one side slightly shorter then the other.   
 
 

Remove your shaped wire and hold the two pieces of wire in your hand, line the shapes up so they are parallel to each other and trim away excess wire on each side so the two wire shapes are the same length on both sides. File the ends of the wire with a Cup Bur or a metal file.
 

Use your round nose pliers and create a loop on the two identical wires while holding them together. Then on the opposite side create a curve. 


 

To harden the ear wire so that it will stand up to wear, place it on a hard flat surface or Rubber Block and whack it a few times on both sides with a Nylon Tip Hammer or rubber mallet. If necessary, polish the ear wires using a polishing cloth.


Save 25%  on WigJigs & Accessories this week!
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Offer ends at 11:59 pm PT on Sunday 11/18/2012. Offer is not valid with any other discounts. If your purchase qualifies for two or more discounts, you will receive the best discount, but not a combination. Coupon discount for retail and designers only. Click to learn how to enter a coupon code.


Blog contributor Kristen Fagan is the Website Graphic Designer for Soft Flex Company. She also has her own blog and etsy shop.  She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Kristen@SoftFlexCompany.com.

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