WigJig Dictionary of Beads and Jewelry Making Terms

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Jewelry  Making Terms -- E

ear clip A type of ear wire finding.  An ear clip is made of two or more components held in the closed position (shown at right) by a spring.  View ear clips here. Ear Clip Jewelry Making Finding
ear clutch An ear clutch is the metal or plastic component used to hold a post style of ear wire on the wearer's ear.  It slides on the post and is held in place by friction.  View ear clutches here. Ear Clutch Jewelry Making Finding
ear wire A finding used to allow the wearing of earrings.  The ear wire connects the earring body to the wearer's ear.  View ear wires here. Ear Wire Jewelry Making Finding
end cap A finding used to cover the ends of wire.  End caps have a hole drilled 1/2 of the way through the metal ball and are glued on the end of the wire.  View end caps here. End Cap Beads Jewelry Making Findings

eye loop

A special type of loop where the loop is centered above the remainder of the wire segment as shown at right.  Eye Loop Jewelry Making Component
eye pin A finding similar to a head pin. An eye pin has an eye loop on the end of a straight wire segment.  View eye pins here. Eye Pin Jewelry Making Finding
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