Saturday, December 26, 2015

Ear Wire Tutorial Shows Off Lampwork Beads

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I've covered how to make French or kidney style ear wires before. This style of ear wires has a secure catch which reduces the chances of losing the earrings.   But I also love Robin Atkin's ear wire tutorial over on her blog Beadlust. It is a clever way of showing off lampwork beads or other kinds of beautiful beads. The wire loop at the back doubles up as the catch.


One suggestion is to actually apply a little glue to keep the beads on the wire. Just in case the back loop opens accidentally. Nobody wants to lose beads!

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  1. I'm wondering how hard it is to get that wire into that little loop. I'm wondering about leaving the loop a tiny bit open and facing forward to then catch the wire like in a pinback clasp.....hmmmm....

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    1. That is a great tip! It would be something I would do too. Then the action would be like kidney ear wires.

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