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Kenneth City, Florida, USA

Bobbi Maw is a Master Wire Jewelry Artist, and award-winning jewelry designer based in Kenneth City, Florida. With more than 25 years of experience, she has been published in Step by Step Wire ...

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Ear Vines Sweeps Pins Wire Wrap Earrings

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Ear Vines Sweeps Pins Wire Wrap Earrings
Ear Vines Sweeps Pins Wire Wrap Earrings
Ear Vines Sweeps Pins Wire Wrap Earrings
Ear Vines Sweeps Pins Wire Wrap Earrings
Ear Vines Sweeps Pins Wire Wrap Earrings

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.

Pattern Description:

Ear Vines (Ear Sweeps) are for pierced ears and are a clever way to make it look like you are wearing more earrings than you really are. They can be created plain (all metal), or dressed up as far as you want to take them. Suggestions are also included for combining Ear Vines and Cuffs.

Materials:

  • ?For 1 pair of plain vines ~ 12" (30.5 cm) 20g round wire 1/2 hard wire Optional - 2, 3 and/or 4 mm crystals or beads, delicate chain, and headpins.
  • Ruler, cleaning cloth, permanent marker (Sharpie), Wide Nylon-Jaw pliers Flush cutters, Round nose pliers, Flat nose pliers, Chain nose pliers. Large Bail pliers, or large Stepped round nose pliers, or 2 dowels 1 10mm, and 1 7mm in diameter. Wire rounder or file for the wire ends.