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Two Easy Earwires

Instructions provided by WigJig
A76D
 
Square
Simple

Square Earring

STEP 1
Cut a 4-inch segment of wire.
STEP 2
Make a loop in the end of this wire with the flat or flush-cut using your round-nose pliers.
STEP 3
Straighten the wire using your nylon jaw pliers.
STEP 4
Position pegs 1 and 2 in your jig as shown above. Place the initial loop on peg 1 and bend the wire against peg 2 so that with no pressure applied, the wire will rest adjacent to the hole for peg 3.
STEP 5
Add peg 3 and bend the wire against peg 3 so that it rests against the hole for peg 4.
STEP 6
Add peg 4 and bend the wire against peg 4 as shown.
STEP 7
Remove the wire from your jig and cut the excess wire near the initial loop.
STEP 8
Using your bent chain-nose pliers, grasp the initial loop and twist it 180 degrees so that it is outside the square.
STEP 9
Position your wire on a bench block or anvil and hammer the wire with a chasing hammer or nylon hammer.
STEP 10
Add a bead dangle on a head pin and you are done with a Square Earring.

Simple Earring

STEP 1
Cut a 2-1/2 inch segment of wire
STEP 2
Make a loop in the end of this wire with the flat or flush-cut using your round-nose pliers.
STEP 3
Straighten the wire.
STEP 4
Position regular metal peg 5 and a 1/2 inch Super Peg, Peg 6, in your jig as shown. Place the initial loop on peg 5 and wrap the wire around peg 6.
STEP 5
Remove the wire from your jig and cut the excess wire near the initial loop.
STEP 6
Position your wire on a bench block or anvil and hammer the wire with a chasing hammer or nylon hammer.
STEP 7
Add a bead dangle on a head pin and you are done with a Simple Earring.

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