Learn how-to make two earring wires at once with Bryanna from Soupy Beans and then use them to make her hammered arrow earrings.
Use your round nose pliers and pinch the middle of the wire. While pinching the wire with the pliers, use your free hand to bend the wire so the two sides are straight down.
Using your needle nose pliers, pinch and flatten the crease you made as tight as you can.
Use your round nose pliers and hold the closed end of the wire at the very tip of the pliers. Wrap the tails of the wire around the pliers to create a loop.
With the loop facing outward, firmly hold the looped end of the wire against a dowel (or pen/pencil) and wrap the tails around the dowel to create a "U" shape (like shown).
On the tail end of the "U" shape, slightly bend the tails upward to create a straight post (like shown).
You can see the general shape of the earring wires now. Clip off any excess wire to create desired length.
Take your cutting pliers and trim off the very tip of the closed end on the loop made in the beginning. You may need to loosen the loop a bit for your pliers to fit.
You can now separate the earring wires. Reshape the loops on the end and file down both ends of the wire until smooth.
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