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Tips for Making Your Own Ear Wires

Most people can wear a variety of ear wire gauges. The best gauges for ear wires, those that will work for the most people, are 20- and 22-gauge (0.8 and 0.6 mm) wire. These wires are thin enough that they easily fit through a pierced ear, but can be hammered and work-hardened to hold their shape. 18-gauge (1.0 mm) is fairly large, and only those who wear ear earrings on a regular basis will be able to wear this size: 24-gauge (0.5 mm) wire may work for very light earrings, but it’s t...

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