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How to Make Perfectly Matched Circle Ear Wires - A free wirework basics tutorial from Door44Studios.com
Wirework Basics

How to Make Circle Ear Wires

Today we’re going to make another popular shape for ear wires. Interestingly, these wires don’t have a common name. Some people call them French Hoops. I’ve also seen Demi Hoops and Loop ear wires. And because I can’t seem to come up with a clever name for the ear wires we’re about to make, let’s …

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Wirework Basics

How to Make Perfectly Matched Ear Wires

I’m a big believer in handcrafted jewelry findings. Much like jewelry adds the perfect final touch to any outfit, the findings that you choose to finish off your handcrafted jewelry add the perfect final touch to your work. So, allow me to show you how you can elevate your handmade earrings with perfectly matched ear wires …

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How to Patina Wire Jewelry in Seven Easy Steps

Let’s talk about patina. There was very little information available about how to patina and polish handcrafted jewelry when I started making wire jewelry many years ago. Having worked with stained glass for many years prior to switching to wirework, I’m familiar with the concept of changing the appearance of metal with patina. But the …