WigJig Ear Wires

From Wonderful, Wearable Wire
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Materials

20ga Soft Flex Craft Wire - 5" (2 1/2" per ear wire)
Template on page 65 of Wonderful, Wearable Wire

Tools

WigJig Olympus or WigJig Olympus-Lite
6 Metal Pegs or 1 Super Peg and 2 Metal Pegs
Cutters
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Wire Whacker or Nylon Tipped Hammer
Burr Cup

Instructions

Note: Soft Flex Craft Wire comes in regular and silver plated colors. No other colored wire offers the resistance to scratching, peeling and marring. This is due to the special enameling process used to coat the wire to produce the 28 colors we offer. After the enamel is applied, the wire is clear coated to prevent tarnishing. Be aware that the Bare Copper wire is not coated and will tarnish (sometimes this can be a benefit if you want an antique look). Soft Flex Craft Wire is hypoallergenic, so this is especially nice for things like ear wires.





Step 1:
In the book Wonderful, Wearable Wire, you will find an easy to follow pattern on page 65. Place a WigJig on top of the pattern and slide in the pegs.





Step 2: Cut 2 1/2" of 20g Soft Flex® Craft Wire from the spool. Use nylon jaw pliers to pull kinks out of the wire. Make a simple loop using round nose pliers.



Step 3:Look at the easy to follow number guide provided with the pattern to find the starting point. Slide your loop in place. Guide the wire with your hand but turn the WigJig and let the jig do the work. As you turn the WigJig, it will create a nice round shape. You should never pull the wire around the pegs.





Step 4: Remove the ear wire from the WigJig and work harden the wire by using a Wire Whacker or a nylon tipped hammer. If you are using a nylon tipped hammer, set the design on a hard work surface and gently tap on the ear wire several times, trying to cover the entire surface area.



Step 5: Use a burr cup on the tip of the wire to file it down and make it smooth.

Step 6: Repeat Steps 1-5 to create a second ear wire.



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.