Working with Wire Episode 1: How to Make Earwires
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
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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!Reviewed by: Lois D from Winterport, ME. on 2/28/2014