Type of item: Accessory
Brass 20g wire, 10mm and 4mm genuine tiger eye beads
What was your inspiration?
My daughter does not have and does not want pierced ears. She loves tiger eye, it is her favorite gem. I looked and looked for options for her to wear that would look like earrings and couldn't find what I was looking for,
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
It is a process of trial and error to get the right size of wire and length for your ear. I use 6 inches of 20g or 22g wire and the area that becomes the cuff to hold onto your ear is about 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 inches. The rest of it you can be creative with. I have invested in quite a few tools which definitely make this easier but it could be done with just round nose pliers if you practice.