Saturday, July 3, 2010
Studio Saturday with Lynn Davis
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This weeks winner is Cindy Wimmer! Congratulations!
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I cut six inches of gold-filled wire, to create the earwires, but sterling silver would also work well. I made a large loop on my round nose pliers about 1" from the end of the wire, and put the other end through the hole in the center of the disk. This will work with any bead or component that has a hole in the center - it will even work with buttons.
If you have a hammer and bench block or anvil, hammer the wire loop gently to flatten and harden it, to put just the right amount of spring in the loop. You can also hammer the hook part, to give it some firmness and work harden it.
It will hang daintily from your ear, and you'll know it's secure because it is locked in back! This method of making an earring wire will work for small or large beads, in glass or any kind of bead with a center hole in it.