Making your own ear wires is a great way to add that handmade feel to your jewelry and save money! Follow our step by step technique for Making an Ear Wire and you can create customized ear wires in no time! It is so easy to customize your ear wires to fit the feel of your jewelry. The photo above shows how I did six different variations of the same basic ear wire technique. I made the ear wires at the 12 o’clock position by following the technique and then using a chasing hammer to flatten the front a little. On the next ear wire, I added a small coil of 26 gauge copper wire; you can use any color of wire to match your design! On the third ear wire, I added a 4mm Fuchsia Swarovski Crystal Bicone to give it a bit of sparkle. Check out our great selection of 4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicones to see all the color possibilities! For the next ear wire, I referred to our Flattening a Wire Form technique to hammer the entire ear wire. On the fifth ear wire, I added a 3mm seamless silver-filled bead; search our selection of metal beads to find the perfect one for your design! For the last ear wire, I made it a little longer so I could wrap sparkling 3mm crystal bicones to the front. I just love the look of this one!
Why stop at ear wires? Check out all of our Handmade Findings Techniques to give that special handmade feel to the rest of your findings!
How would you customize your ear wires?
Happy Beading! – Cody