Vertical Hole Ear Wires with Bead & Coil – Q & A
What are vertical hole ear wires?
The loop on the bottom. below the tiny ball, has the opening facing forward on these hooks. This hook style is referred to as: French hook, Shepherds hook or Fish hook.
How does this help?
Only one jump ring is required with a vertical hole or front facing loop instead of two jump rings (when using a side facing loop) for the component to face the front.
What does a single jump ring do?
One jump rings not only saves time and cost (less materials) assembling the earrings, but it also means the dangling component spins less than it does when using two jump rings.
What does the bead and coil do?
The bead and coil have a little movement in them, as they slide up and down. This movement keeps the bead over the opening in the loop and prevents the jump rings from becoming detached from the hooks.
When are hooks better to use than hoops and studs?
Hook style earrings are the easiest to put on and take off, which can be very important for some buyers.