Alas, I omitted something important in the recent post about how to make elven or elvish earrings. I have amended my post to add the deburring step. The wires going through ear holes must be deburred. There are two ways and different types of tools you can use.

Firstly cut your wire to get it as straight as possible. When you use your flush cutters, the flat side of the cutting blades will give you the straighter edge so position it so you can do just that.

I use a cup style deburring file called a wire rounder. You just position the file and twirl several times. It works well for soft metals like copper and sterling silver. Check out this tutorial from which shows you exactly how.

But needle files and sanding pads also work.Watch this video by fellow Canadian Natalie Girard which I linked to in my past post on how to make hoop earrings. She shows us how to use a needle file correctly and a sanding pad. You can easily get both items from a hardware store.

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