Ear cuffs are a great way to add to your earring collection, whether you have pierced ears or not. They can be created plain (all metal), or dressed up as far as you want to take them. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY This tutorial was written with very new beginners in mind. There are 5 pages at the end of the tutorial dedicated to detailed instructions on basic techniques, such as cleaning and straightening wire, forming loops and spirals, and creating beaded headpins. That being said, this tutorial is also suitable for more advanced wire workers who want to add to their skills and designs.