These instructions are not intended for a person making earrings for the first time.
(Although if you can figure out from these instructions, more power to you!)
rather a memory jog for those who have had a lesson or taken a class before.
- Two pair small flatblade chain nose (or flat nose) pliers
Make sure insides are smooth so they don't scratch the jewelry.
I use two pairs to open and close jump rings and the top loop.
- Small good quality diagonal cutter.
- Small round nose pliers
- Good light and if needed, magnifier
- The bottom bead cannot have a larger hole than the headpin or it will fall apart.
- Most earrings look nice with a small round (2.5mm) silver or gold bead at the top.
- Make sure the beads you are using are not too heavy.
Refer to the pictures along with the directions.
- Stack the beads on the headpin in a way that pleases you.
- With the chain nose pliers, grasp the headpin at the top of the beads.
Next take the part with the beads and bend it down to make a right angle.
- With the round nose pliers, grasp the wire right next to the bend. The round nose pliers
will be the form for your loop, so make sure they are about 1/3 of the way in from the point.
- Wrap the wire about 3/4 around one half of the round nose pliers.
(NOTE: You hold the pliers steady, and wrap the wire around them. They are like a mold or form for the wire.
- Change the grab point for the round nose pliers.
- Complete wrapping the loop around one half of the round nose pliers.
- Using the diagonals, cut the loop just on the inside.
- Slip on the earwire, opening the loop slightly if needed.
- Snug up the loop.
- You are now done.
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