Thursday, November 11, 2010

Basic Earring making part three....

Hi,
Now it's time to assemble! This is the simplest way to make a pair! The basic loop...
First put bead on headpin, then grab those chain nose pliers. with pliers in dominant hand grip wire close to bead then turn wire to 90 degree angle. See pictue below...
Next put down your chain nose and grab the round nose. Grip wire at corner. Wrap wire around the top of pliers. It should look like this:

Next, rotate your pliers so the bottom part is now the top and bring your wire around to make loop. See picture below....
Now your ready to cut off excess wire! Trade your round nose for your wire cutters. Trim wire at the inside of the loop...

OK! Now open the loop on your earwire, attach bead with loop and close loop. You're half way done!

Now rinse and repeat! You'll have your first pair of handmade / homemade earrings! CONGRATS!