instructions recommend using 20-gauge wire, but I found that I preferred using 22-gauge
instead. I also wish I could have made some variations on the standard ear wire
using a longer piece of wire, but this little gadget is set up in a way that the loops would not form if the wire were either too long or too short. My
experiments proved this to be true.
Be sure to
pick up a copy of the winter issue of Jewelry Stringing, available on newsstands December 11th, where our Beads to Buy
section features loads of unique ear wires for your next earring project!
Debbie Blair, Managing Editor