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Earrings VISUAL Project Guide: Step-by-step instructions for 30 gorgeous designs by Chris Franchetti Michaels

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CHAPTER 3

Make Your Own Ear Wires

Ear wires are earring findings that slip through pierced ears. The most common styles that you can make yourself are French hooks, marquise wires, kidney wires, and hoops. There are many different ways to make them, and you might develop your own techniques over time. This chapter provides examples to help you get started.

Before you begin, be sure to review the following essential techniques from Chapter 2:

  • “Straighten, Cut, and File Wire”
  • “Bend, Shape, and Hammer Wire”
  • “Make and Use Simple Connector Loops and Jump Rings”

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French Hooks

Bracelet-Bender Marquise Wires

Bail-Maker Kidney Wires

Beading Hoops

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