These are earrings I made from paper clips. I sanded 'em, 'em, primed 'em, and painted 'em. The pliers I used are regular household needle nose style and the paper clips are the cheap ones from an office supply store. I bought a pair of sterling silver ear wire which cost $1.90. With the primer and and paint the total cost is for 10 pairs of earrings was about 10 bucks. Cool.