| Step 1 |
Begin by flush cutting the end of a 3-inch piece of wire.
| Step 2 |
To make the loop to hang items from, begin by grasping the very end of the wire with the round nose pliers.
| Step 3 |
Rotate the pliers to create a loop.
| Step 4 |
Grasp the wire just above the loop with your Wrap and Tap pliers.
| Step 5 |
Place the wire towards the base of the pliers - the largest part of the Wrap and Tap pliers.
| Step 6 |
Pull the wire back, down and around the pliers until the wire touches the loop.
| Step 7 |
Then with the round nose pliers, hold the wire about in line with the small loop.
| Step 8 |
Slightly bend the wire back. This will put a soft bend in the wire.
| Step 9 |
Make a flush cut with the wire cutters just below the bend you just made.
| Step 10 |
Congratulations! One ear wire is now complete. Repeat steps 1 through 10 to complete a second ear wire.
| Step 11 |
As an alternative to finishing the ear wire with a flush cut, you can round the end of the ear wire. Begin with a flush cut end.
| Step 12 |
Place the tip of the wire rounder over the end of the wire. Rotate the wire rounder several times.
| Step 13 |
Continue rotating the wire rounder until the end of the wire has a slightly rounded shape.