Showing posts from April, 2014

Happy Endings

Have you ever thought about the tiny little ends of the wires that you stick in your ears? 

I have.

The ends of earwires (and wires of all sorts) are so easy to take for granted. But the only difference between an earring and a needle is the shape of the end of the wire. It's worth taking a look at. 

Sometimes when I've seen a video or read directions about making earwires, they completely leave out the part about filing, or they just don't seem to do a very good job of it. Maybe I'm a fanatic about filing, but I'm okay with that.

Any pair of wire cutters will leave a little edge on the end of the metal, and it's worth taking this seriously. Even a saw leaves a raw edge around the outside, and you'd like your earring to have a nice rounded, blunt tip. I know you would. 

Over time, I've tried a few different things - I even took a picture of the whole family so you can get the idea of some of the things I reach for when I file your earwires, clasps, or chai…