by Rena Klingenberg.
In this video tutorial we’ll make a pair of French hoop earwires.
This is a lovely earwire style that looks especially nice when you hang a simple dangle from it, in a shape that contrasts with the French hoop.
Supplies for This Project:
- Highlighter marker (or other mandrel) to shape the earwires
- Cloth tape measure
- 20 or 21 gauge round soft wire
- Wire cutter
- Cup bur or jewelry file
- Round nose pliers
- Flat nose pliers
- Small piece of #0000 steel wool
- Plastic or nylon hammer & steel block (optional) to flatten and harden your finished earwires.
Want to Learn the Basics of
Designing Your Own Wire Jewelry?
In my Design and Make Artistic Jewelry Components video class, you’ll learn how to get great ideas for wire jewelry designs – and then follow my easy system for turning those ideas into successful pieces of jewelry.
By the end of this online video class, you’ll be designing and making your own artistic earwires, clasps, connectors, and pendant bails.
You’ll also learn my tips for making wire jewelry more easily, with more professional looking results.