I've been making jewellery a few years now and have been branching out and using wire far more in my creations. I've started making my own jump rings and would like to try making my own earring wires. Has anyone seen a good tutorial or has any tips. Thanks.
Never use cheap metals. Most silver wires tarnish very easily and contain nickel. Aluminum keeps its color well but it's fragile and breaks easily. Gold doesn't tarnish but a lot of gold wires contain copper and other metals that could possibly cause an allergic reaction when worn as earrings.
I don't have tips, I've never done it, but I still have a link tutorial for you (I have been wanting to try it though) :) Again, I have never tried it, don't know if it works but here it is:
Thank you both of you. I've had a few tries the other night just using an existing one and trying to repeat it but it came out a bit messy. I'll try the one you linked to Laurenzoe - I looks a much simpler design than I was trying to do and it looks really professional.
I'll bear in mind the charactoristics of the metals I use too so thank you Monika. I'll practice using some of my cheaper wire and then invest in some good quality silver wire.