Cut a piece of 20 or 22 gauge wire to approximately the length of
the ear wire tool.
Take the pin...
Put it in the hole.
Put the wire in between the pin and the peg.
Line up the end of the wire with the line that's etched on the tool.
Click on the photo to see the etched line more clearly.
Bend the wire a bit to the right with your finger.
Pick up the smaller of the two black winders. Notice that there's a
little peg on it. That little peg will catch the wire and spin it around
the metal pin.
Make sure the winder's peg is on the left side of the wire. In other
words, if the wire is at 12:00, your winder's peg is at 9:00. Spin the winder
clockwise to make the wire wrap around the pin and you've made
Now, straighten out the wire so the loop sits up nicely.
Put the loop on the peg next to the earring shape.
Bend the wire around with your fingers.
Pick up the big winder, notice where its peg is. That peg will wind
the wire around the earring shape. Spin the winder.
Now your earring is done.
Use a chain nose (flat nose) pliers to bend the end of the wire back
And you're done!
For a custom look, skip the
first step of making the loop so that you can add a bead. See the
turquoise sample at the top of this page. Then finish off the loop
manually with a round nose pliers. And add your matching dangle!