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Artistic Wire® Open Earwire Jig

Courtesy of Beadalon®
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STEP 1
Bending the Wire on the Findings Form Insert a piece of wire (20-24 gauge) 5 inches (12.7cm) in length through the hole in the findings form and bend the end (this helps to hold the wire firmly as you bend the wire around the pegs).
STEP 2
Bending Wire Around the Form Line up the wire with the acrylic guide, then go in between the peg and the oval form at the top of the findings form, pulling firmly on the wire as you bend it around the form.
STEP 3
Wrapping Wire Over the Form Wrap the wire over and down the acrylic form (clockwise) then down the side of the triangle acrylic form then out to the right.
STEP 4
Cutting Wire with Flush-Cutters Cut the end of the wire as shown (it’s advised to use a wire rounder on the end of the earwire to smooth out the sharp edges left by the flush-cutters).
STEP 5
Using Round-Nose Pliers to Create Loop Use the long leg of the earwire to customize your earwires, then make a loop for dangling designs.
STEP 6
Finished Earwire Examples Far left a spiral and ring was added. Near left a pearl was added with a ring.

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