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These "Easy Earrings" use a finding we call an "Ear Drop", three head pins, three 4mm beads and an ear wire to make each earring.  For the earrings shown at right, I made a custom ear wire incorporating the same 4mm bead from the dangle into the ear wire.  I like to make my own ear wires for several reasons.  First, I like to decorate the ear wire in a manner that complements the earring body.  Second, I like to make larger ear wires than are sold as findings.  Since these earrings are rather light, a larger ear wire helps to keep them from getting lost.  Last, I like to wrap the ear wire closed using a wrapped loop (This is part of my personal style.) These instructions will include the steps to make these ear wires as well as the Easy Earring.  You can choose to use an ear wire finding if you are in a hurry.
 


Easy Earrings jewelry making project made with WigJig jewelry tools, beads and jewelry supplies.   
Easy Earrings
 


        Jewelry Supplies:

Tools Required:

  • 8 inches of 20G soft gold-filled wire (for ear wire)
  • Six 1" or 1-1/2" gold-filled head pins
  • Six 4 mm beads
  • Six 2 or 2.5 mm round gold-filled beads
  • Ear Drop finding (2) (This is item 1170 in our Internet store.  You can find our selection of ear drops here.)
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Flush Cutter
  • Chain Nose or Bent Chain Nose Pliers (2)
  • WigJig Cyclops
  • 3 metal pegs and one 1/4" or 5/16" Super Peg
  • Chasing Hammer
  • Anvil or bench block
  • 20 minutes of free time

Jewelry Skills Required:

  • Ability to make a bead dangle with wrapped loop using a head pin. 
  • Ability to make an ear wire using WigJig, metal pegs and Super Pegs

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This WigJig jewelry project is provided as part of WigJig University - College of Jewelry Designs.  We try to provide interesting jewelry projects using beads, jewelry wire and other jewelry supplies.  We hope that these pictures will provide you enough information for you to complete this project.  Some of the skills and jewelry making techniques have not been discussed here.  For beginners, we suggest that you visit our Beginners Start Here pages. These pages discuss the skills necessary for making jewelry in the detail that beginners need. We also suggest that beginners to making jewelry might need to visit the WigJig University College of Jewelry Techniques for additional information about some of the skills and techniques shown. 

 Most, but not all of the jewelry supplies shown here can be purchased in our WigJig store.  We try to have a complete selection of jewelry supplies in our store including chain, wire, glass beads, findings, watches, tools, etc.