Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings
“Tutorial for Spiral Ear Cuff” by Rhonda Tol of SimplyBeadifulDesign
- 20 gauge craft wire
- Cup burr (optional)
- Round nose pliers
- Wire cutters
- Round pen or pencil crayon
- Cut craft wire to a length of just over 3 inches.
- Using the round nose pliers, bend the wire around one side of the pliers at the 1 inch mark.
- Do the same with the other end of the wire so that you end up with an elongated “S” shape.
- Trim any long ends so that you don’t have any ends sticking out past the bent part of the wire.
- Notice that the ends of your wire aren’t smooth and rounded. If you have a Cupp burr, use it on both ends of the wire. This is not necessary, but it does add a smoother more finished look to your wire.
- Using your round nose pliers, grip one of the ends and roll once for the base of your spiral.
- Keep rolling your wire until you end up with a spiral as pictured.
- Do the same with the other wire end so you have one spiral on each side.
- Bend your wire with your fingers around your pen or pencil crayon.
- Using your round nose pliers, bend one end of your cuff further to the inside; the bent in side tucks underneath the skin at the top of your ear and will help the cuff stay on your ear better.
- To wear the cuff, slide it on the bottom of your ear and slide up to where you want to wear it. It may need to be adjusted by slightly widening it with your fingers or slightly squeezing it closer together once it is on your ear. When it is adjusted properly, you should not feel it at all!
** This tutorial is for personal instructional purposes only. You may not reprint and/or sell it as your own tutorial. You may sell the finished product, however mass production in a factory by any hands other than your own is forbidden. ©Rhonda Tol, Simply Beadiful Designs, 2015**
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