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Skill Level: Intermediate
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How to create a Wire work earings

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  • 0.8mm Antique bronze coloured copper wire.
  • 1 x pair Antique bronze coloured copper shepherd hook ear wires.
  • 1.0mm Antique bronze coloured copper wire.
  • Gizmo coiling tool.
  • Snips
1

Step one.

Attach the 0.8mm wire to the small Gizmo rod and form a 7cm length coil.

2

Step two.

Take the coil off the rod and neatly trim.

3

Step three.

Cut a 15cm length of 1.0mm wire and form a wrapped loop at one end.

4

Step four.

Thread the coil onto the 1.0mm wire and slide up to the loop, try to leave a 3mm gap before the loop.

5

Step five.

Bend the coil round to form a teardrop shape.

6

Step six.

Wrap the tail of the wire neatly around the top above the coil ends and trim.

7

Step seven

Open the loop on one of the shepherd hook ear wires, place teardrop on and close. Repeat to make the other earring.

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