Making a Simple Pair of Earrings
Thread one spacer onto a head pin so the spacer rests on the flat end. Thread one Swarovski crystal bead and then another spacer onto the head pin.
You will now make a simple loop to finish the head pin. Using chain nose pliers, bend the head pin to make a 90 degree angle just above your design. Cut any excess wire using side cutter, leaving a tail that is about one third of an inch long. Face the tail towards you, gripping the end with round nose pliers. Wrap the wire away from you by turning the round nose pliers to create the loop.
Take the chain nose pliers to gently twist open your simple loop from side to side and attach it to the small opening at the bottom of one earwire. Repeat all three steps for a second earring. If you need extra help, be sure to read our Handy Tips available in the Learning Center.
Swarovski crystal bead
: the colorful round bead
: the silver rounded ring with bumpy edge
: the silver piece of wire that looks like a thin nail
: the long, hook-shaped piece with a ball and coil at the bottom
Chain nose pliers
: the pliers with smooth jaws and tapered tips at the end with slightly rounded edges. If these pliers were lying on a table, the tips would look like triangles
Round nose pliers
: the pliers with thin jaws and round tips at the end. If these pliers were lying on a table, the tips would look like cones.
: the pliers with short fat jaws and pointed tips
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