Open French Ear Wire Finding

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Follow the pattern using 20-24 gauge wire to quickly and precisely make a shapely open
ear wire.
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Step 1

Insert a 5-inch piece of 20-24-gauge wire through the hole in the form and bend about a 1/4-inch flat against the back. This will help to hold the wire firmly while working in the front.

Step 2

Pull the wire up along the rectangular form, then pull it between the small peg and the oval form.

Step 3

Pull the wire up and around the oval acrylic form, down the right side of the acrylic oval, and along the left side of the acrylic triangle.

Step 4

Cut the tail end of the wire with flush cutters on the corner of the triangle. Use a file or wire rounder to smooth out the end and remove any roughness.

Step 5

Remove the ear wire from the form. Add a coil or bead to the straight portion of the wire if desired. Trim the end of the wire to 3/8-inch, and use round nose pliers to make a round simple loop.

Step 6

Congratulations, you have created an ear wire using a open french ear wire findings form!

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