7. Using the nail clippers again I clip the headpin wire about 1/4 of an inch from the bend.
8. I then take the cut piece from the first earring and align it with headpin wire on the second earring so that I can use it as a guide to cut them both the same length.
8b. See now clip the second one.
9. Using a pair of round nosed jewelry pliers I align the end of the headpin wire with the side edge of the pliers and roll the pliers towards the center to make a loop.
10. When you finish rolling the wire it should look like this on the pliers.
11. The finishied earring.
12. Now to finish the project you need to attach your earring to an ear wire. These sterling silver French wires are my favorite kind of ear wires. You can purchase them in pairs at your local bead shop or online. Using your pliers gently nudge the loop open.
13. Drop the loop of your earring onto the open loop of the ear wire and close it.
A "Something Blue" variation.
And a modern twist.
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