To create the basic earring wire, cut two 4" (102mm) lengths of 20-gauge wire. To ensure the two earring wires will have matching sizes and shape, work them through each of these steps at the same time. Grip the end of the wire in your round-nose pliers and roll the wire into a simple side-loop.
Place the working wire against any round shaped form to create the curve of the earring. I used the handle area of my nylon-grip pliers.
Holding the earring wire against the form, add a small bend below the curve shape. This gives the earring a shallow turn-back design.
Use your flush wire cutters to clip the earrings to length. You can use fine sandpaper or a fine fingernail file to gently sand the end of the earring to make it more comfortable to use.