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Working with Wire Episode 1: How to Make Earwires

Part Number:VIDEO-0127


We get many questions and comments regarding wire and working with various gauges of wire, as well as how to utilize different wires most effectively. One of the easiest things to do is to make your own ear wires. The last thing you want to do is to have to drop your work and run to the store to purchase an element needed to complete it. If you learn to make your own ear wires you can make them as needed and make them your own way as your technique improves, allowing your creativity to take hold and really showcase your artistry.

This video is the first of as series on wire wrapping and is a simple, basic ear wire to get you started on your wire working journey. See below for other wire wrapping videos in the series. The difficulty will increase a bit with each one, and we will be covering a broad scope of techniques.

- Judy Mertz, Auntie's Beads Designer

Materials and Supplies Used in This Video:

BeadSmith Wire Rounding Tool
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BeadSmith Bail Making Pliers with 3mm and 5mm Jaws
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Artistic Wire, 20 Gauge, Gold Color, 6 Yards
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Artistic Wire, 20 Gauge, Red, 6 Yards
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Artistic Wire, 20 Gauge, Rose Gold Color, 6 Yards
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Artistic Wire, 20 Gauge, Gunmetal, 6 Yards
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Artistic Wire, 20 Gauge, Black, 6 Yards
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Chain Nose Jewelry Pliers
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Round Nose Pliers
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BeadSmith Bail Making Pliers with 6mm and 8.5mm Jaws
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Nylon Jaw Plier
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Beadalon Semi-Flush Cutters
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BeadSmith Plastic-Rubber Jeweler's Hammer
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Miniature Horn Anvil
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BeadSmith Bench Block With Wood Base, 4x4"
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Customer Reviews

5 Stars
Nice Video
I have seen many videos on jewelry making, but this one is one of my favorites. The instructor shows clearly how to make ear wires and the timing is perfect. Thanks for a great video!
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Reviewed by:  from Vero Beach, FL. on 4/5/2014
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How to make earwire
I like Judy's soft easy speaking style while demonstrating the technique. She was very clear and provided all the information required to make your own ear wires. Thanks, Ann
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Reviewed by:  from Kennebunk, Maine. on 3/1/2014
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Very informative
Judy Mertz's earwire video takes the mystery out of forming earwires. For a beginner like me, she clearly illustrates how to make different shapes, including a post earring style. I look forward to practicing these techniques!
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Reviewed by:  from Winterport, ME. on 2/28/2014
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How to Make Earwires Video
A very good video, it was at a slow pace so you could see what was being done. Nice tips too.
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Reviewed by:  from Instructional Beading Video. on 2/28/2014
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Making ear wires
This is an excellent idea and is an inspiration to those of us who are new to wire working. Good job. I need to order some wire now. Thanks for sharing.
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Reviewed by:  from Fort Worth, Tx. on 2/27/2014
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