I agree that earring wires are doable in the correct metal by us, and
in fact find that I can design and make my earwires to suit different
earring designs. They come out stronger and look part of the whole,
more than purchased findings. It’s also a chance to make beefier
earwires when it’s appropriate, like for heavy earrings.
I generally use 0.8mm wire, and ask for ‘hard-drawn and shiny’ when I
buy my earwire stock.
But I dissagree, John, with your 15sec timing - those earwires made
on the jig will now require shaping the ends especially if you want to
avoid a sharp scratchy point. I guess you meant to add: file the end
of the wie first, making it feel smooth to the touch, bend the earwire
on the jig, then cut file the new end, espesially smooth. I
rouge-polish the last end only, the bit that goes in the ear.
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