Square Ear Wire Earrings
Designer WigJig

Skill Level Beginner

Materials

20 gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire - 7"
1 1/2" Head Pins - 2 pcs
8mm Round Beads - 2 pcs

Tools

Cutters
Round Nose Pliers
Bent Chain Nose Pliers
Any WigJig
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Hammer
Anvil

Instructions

Finished Size: 1 1/2"

Step 1: Cut two 3 1/2" pieces of 20-gauge Craft Wire, making sure there is one flush cut on each wire.

Step 2: Use the flush-cut end of 1 wire to make a loop.

Step 3: Use chain nose pliers to securely hole the loop-end of the wire in your non-dominant hand and use nylon jaw pliers in your dominant hand to pull the wire through the nylon jaws to straighten the wire.

Step 4: Position five metal pegs in your jig as shown. Place the loop you made in one end of the wire over peg 1 and wrap the wire around the pegs in the order shown.



Step 5: When you have completed wrapping the wire around the pegs, remove the wire from the jig. Now cut the wire at the end about 3/16" from the point where the wire touched peg 2. See the figure below for how the wire should look at this point.



Step 6: Cut off the initial loop. The wire should appear as shown below.



Step 7: Use round nose pliers to make a loop in the beginning of the wire, where you just cut off the beginning loop. The size of your loop will determine whether you have any excess wire. With the loop shown below, there was a small amount of excess wire. When completed the loop should appear as shown at right.



Step 8: Cut the excess wire. Be sure to position the flat side of your flush cutters toward the finished piece so that the flat side of the cut wire remains on the finished piece.



Step 9: Place the ear wire on the anvil and use the hammer to hammer the design. Hammering makes the design stiffer and the shape more permanent.

Step 10: Use 1 head pin to string one 8mm bead. Form a wire-wrapped loop that attaches to the loop made in Step 7.

Step 11: Repeat Steps 1-10 to make a second earring.


Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.