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Free Tutorial - Simple Wire Hook Earrings

Monday, April 27, 2009

I got distracted again! Instead of finishing those in my "to do list", a sudden urge to create a simple hook earrings for myself consumed me yesterday. Since I am in taking picture mood, I took some pictures to show the steps involved in creating this simple pair of wire earrings. Click on the pics for larger view.
Do Enjoy! :) and leave me feedback if you have the time.

Not much, just 2 pieces of 5in wire and beads of your choice.
I used 3 beads for each side. The number of beads is up to you. Less beads, less wire :)

File wire ends that will be the ear hooks. You don't want to get your earlobes prick :)

Hammer flat the other ends.

This is how they look like after hammering.

Insert the beads with the hammered ends acting as stoppers.

Form the hook with round nose pliers.

Yeah! bend the wire all the way down. This is one big round nose pliers. Found it in hubby's toolbox...LOL...now unofficially mine.

After bending......

....back to hammering, to harden the hook....I loooove hammering! Be careful! Don't hammer the beads.

Compare the hammered one (left) and un-hammered (is there such a word?) one.

When done with hammering, use flat nose pliers to bend the hook ends this way. Bend about 0.5cm, about 45 degree.

Done! Here is my simple hook earrings. Easy to put on and take off.
Definitely will put on later :D



Shuku Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 12:53:00 AM GMT+8  

Mei I like! Where did you get your burr cup by the way? I've been looking for one of those for ages and can never seem to find it here. Those pliers though...gorgeous! They're yours now, yep!

Mei Tan Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 8:09:00 AM GMT+8  

I got the cup burr from tooltime on etsy but she ran out of stock already.
You can check it out at Szarka's shop here - http://www.magpiegemstones.com/catalog/item/5307716/6827130.htm
Szarka's is slightly cheaper but not sure about the shipping charge. Found out after I purchased mine...hehe.
Jenny Pong provide me a link to a shop in Singapore as well. Here it is - http://www.beadsetc.com.sg/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=64_67_679

It works very well with sterling silver but not stainless. Stainless is to hard for it I guess.

ShOp@holiC Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 4:00:00 PM GMT+8  

Mei, nice earrings. What type of wire did you use in this tutorial ?

Unknown Monday, May 11, 2009 at 10:55:00 PM GMT+8  

Thanks for the sharing! Clear step by step guide. Hey, can you post this in www.handmade-jewelry-club.com as well?

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