I've decided to teach you basic earring making!
Step one: TOOLS!
You will need these three basic pliers:
from left to right, Chain nose pliers, Round nose pliers & wire cutters. Your chain nose pliers should be smooth, no gripping grooves that will mar your wire! The best wire cutters to use will be flush on one side to get in close to the wire your cutting! You can order a kit on line or go to your local bead/craft shop. I've been using Bead Smith brand for years, it's middle of the road quality but seem to last forever! I only have to replace the wire cutters every few years! NOT BAD!!
Collect these vital tools and i'll take you to the next step soon!