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 .925 Sterling Silver Earwires #4: Hammered Earwires with Coils (5 pairs/pkg) 
 .925 Sterling Silver Earwires #4: Hammered Earwires with Coils (5 pairs/pkg)

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 .925 Sterling Silver Earwires #6: Short 0.71mm French Wires (5 pairs/pkg) 
 .925 Sterling Silver Earwires #6: Short 0.71mm French Wires (5 pairs/pkg)

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 .925 Sterling Silver Earwires #8: Medium 0.86mm Kidney Wires (5 pairs/pkg) 
 .925 Sterling Silver Earwires #8: Medium 0.86mm Kidney Wires (5 pairs/pkg)

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 .925 Sterling Silver Earwires _#10: Long Ball End Earwire (5 pr/pkg) 
 .925 Sterling Silver Earwires _#10: Long Ball End Earwire (5 pr/pkg)

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 18K Gold-Plated Earwires #5: Ball-End (5 pair/pkg) 
 18K Gold-Plated Earwires #5: Ball-End (5 pair/pkg)

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 18K Gold-Plated Earwires _#10: Wide Loop Earwires (5 Pr/pkg) 
 18K Gold-Plated Earwires _#10: Wide Loop Earwires (5 Pr/pkg)

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 Antique Brass 4 mm Ball Posts with Ring 
 Antique Brass 4 mm Ball Posts with Ring

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 Antique Brass Earwires #2: Antique Brass Hammered (5 Pr/pkg) 
 Antique Brass Earwires #2: Antique Brass Hammered (5 Pr/pkg)

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 Antique Brass Earwires #4: Short French Wires (5 pr/pkg) 
 Antique Brass Earwires #4: Short French Wires (5 pr/pkg)

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 Antique Brass Earwires #5: Long Kidney Wires (5 pr/ 
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 Antique Brass Earwires #6: Plain w/Loops (5 Pr/Pkg) 
 Antique Brass Earwires #6: Plain w/Loops (5 Pr/Pkg)

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 Antique Brass Earwires #7: Ball-End (5 Pr/Pkg) 
 Antique Brass Earwires #7: Ball-End (5 Pr/Pkg)

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 Antique Brass Earwires #8: Ball/Loop Earwires (5 Pr/Pkg) 
 Antique Brass Earwires #8: Ball/Loop Earwires (5 Pr/Pkg)

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 Antique Brass Leverback #2: Tall Leverbacks with Open Rings (5 pairs/pkg) 
 Antique Brass Leverback #2: Tall Leverbacks with Open Rings (5 pairs/pkg)

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 Antique Copper Earwires #2: Hammered w/ Coil (5 Pai 
 Antique Copper Earwires #2: Hammered w/ Coil (5 Pai

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 Antique Copper Earwires #5: Plain Earwire w/Long Back (5 Pr/Pkg) 
 Antique Copper Earwires #5: Plain Earwire w/Long Back (5 Pr/Pkg)

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 Antique Copper Ox Leverback #2 (5 Pair) 
 Antique Copper Ox Leverback #2 (5 Pair)

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 Antique Silver-Plated Earwires #1: Antique Silver Ball & Coil (5 Pr/pkg) 
 Antique Silver-Plated Earwires #1: Antique Silver Ball & Coil (5 Pr/pkg)

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 Antique Silver-Plated Earwires #3: Antique Silver Plain Earwires (5 Pair/pkg) 
 Antique Silver-Plated Earwires #3: Antique Silver Plain Earwires (5 Pair/pkg)

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 Antique Silver-Plated Earwires #5: Antique Silver Ball/Loop Earwires (5 Pair/Pkg) 
 Antique Silver-Plated Earwires #5: Antique Silver Ball/Loop Earwires (5 Pair/Pkg)

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 Antique Silver-Plated Earwires #7: Antique Silver Short French Wires (5 Pair/pkg) 
 Antique Silver-Plated Earwires #7: Antique Silver Short French Wires (5 Pair/pkg)

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 Gold-Plated Leverbacks #2: Satin Gold Tall Leverbacks with Open Rings (5 pairs/pkg) 
 Gold-Plated Leverbacks #2: Satin Gold Tall Leverbacks with Open Rings (5 pairs/pkg)

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 Gunmetal/Hematite Earwires #2: Plain Gunmetal/Hematite Earwires (5 Pairs/pkg) 
 Gunmetal/Hematite Earwires #2: Plain Gunmetal/Hematite Earwires (5 Pairs/pkg)

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 Gunmetal/Hematite Earwires #3: Hammered Earwires (5 Pairs/pkg) 
 Gunmetal/Hematite Earwires #3: Hammered Earwires (5 Pairs/pkg)

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 Gunmetal/Hematite Earwires #5: Ball-End Earwires (5 pair/pkg) 
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 Gunmetal/Hematite Earwires #6: Short French Earwires (5 Pairs/pkg) 
 Gunmetal/Hematite Earwires #6: Short French Earwires (5 Pairs/pkg)

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 Gunmetal/Hematite Earwires #7: Long Kidney Earwires (5 pairs/pkg) 
 Gunmetal/Hematite Earwires #7: Long Kidney Earwires (5 pairs/pkg)

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 Gunmetal/Hematite Leverback #2: Tall Leverbacks with Open Rings (5 Pairs/pkg) 
 Gunmetal/Hematite Leverback #2: Tall Leverbacks with Open Rings (5 Pairs/pkg)

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 Imitation Rhodium Earwires #1: Hammered Earwires (5 Pair) 
 Imitation Rhodium Earwires #1: Hammered Earwires (5 Pair)

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 Pure Rhodium (100 Pct) Plated Earwires #6: Plain Earwires with Loops (5 Pairs/Pkg) 
 Pure Rhodium (100 Pct) Plated Earwires #6: Plain Earwires with Loops (5 Pairs/Pkg)

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 Pure Rhodium (100 Pct) Plated Earwires _#10: Plain Small-Loop Earwires (5 Pairs/pkg) 
 Pure Rhodium (100 Pct) Plated Earwires _#10: Plain Small-Loop Earwires (5 Pairs/pkg)

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 Silver-Plated Earwires #2: Bright Hammered Earwires (5 Pr/pkg) 
 Silver-Plated Earwires #2: Bright Hammered Earwires (5 Pr/pkg)

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 Silver-Plated Leverback #2: Antiqued Silver (5 pairs/pkg) 
 Silver-Plated Leverback #2: Antiqued Silver (5 pairs/pkg)

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 _OUT OF STOCK 18K Gold-Plated Earwires #8: Ball/Loop Earwires (5 Pr/Pkg) 
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 _OUT OF STOCK Gunmetal/Hematite Earwires #1: Ball and Coil Earwires (5 Pairs/pkg) 
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 _OUT OF STOCK Gunmetal/Hematite Earwires #4: Hammered Earwires with Ball (5 Pairs/pkg) 
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Earwires Posts Leverbacks Links  

Definition of Earwire Findings

One type of finding used for earrings is an earwire. As the name implies, an earwire is for the ear and is made of wire. An earwire normally goes through an ear where it is pierced, although there are large earwires or earcuffs that fit around different parts of the ear. The area where a dangle or wire wrap is hung is often called a "loop".

Earwires are also known as "french wires", "earring hooks" or just "hooks".

Earwire Designs

The simplest of earwire designs is a round wire shaped into a curve, with an open loop at the front of the wire to hold a dangle or wire wrap. When sections of the earwires have been flattened, they are called hammered earwires. Very traditional variations of earwires include earwires with coils, with a tiny coil of wire above the loop or ball-and-coil earwires, which have both a bead and a coil above the loop. "Ball-end" earwires are shaped wire with a ball soldered onto the front end; the loop is usually more of a "U" shape than a circle.

Fancier earwires will incorporate granulated beads, bezel-set crystals and other embellishments to enhance their appearance. The use of a twisted wire, with optional oxidizing, is another enhancement made to earwires.

Earwire Materials

Earwires are produced in precious and base metals. The materials most often used by the DIY jewelry community will include:

  • Karat Gold-Filled
  • .925 Sterling Silver
  • Silver Plate over Brass or Surgical Steel
  • Gold Plate over Brass or Surgical Steel
  • Antique Brass Plate over Brass or Surgical Steel
  • Bright Copper Plate over Brass or Surgical Steel
  • Antique Copper Plate over Brass or Surgical Steel
  • Gunmetal Plate (Hematite/Hematine) over Brass or Surgical Steel
  • Black Oxide Plate (Matte Black) over Brass or Surgical Steel

Earring Stops

Rather than risking the loss of one or both earrings, earring stops are recommended. For earwires, the stops are usually a white rubber cylinder with a center hole or clear plastic of a similar design. Stops are inexpensive insurance for those who sell earrings or give them as gifts.

Tools Recommended for Assembling Earrings

Jewelry-grade chain nose pliers or flat nose pliers are recommended for assembling earrings using earwires. (Wire wrapping the dangles or creating your own earwires will require additional tools.) These pliers will be smooth on the inside to minimize any marks transferred to earwires or dangles. An upgrade from normal jewelry pliers to nylon-jawed pliers will prevent accidental marking even more.

Earwires are one set of inexpensive jewelry findings that will let you unleash your personal creativity in jewelry design. The variety of earwire designs available will keep you from getting bored while making earrings.

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