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Edinburgh Scotland

My passion for jewellery designing and making started 12 years ago with a silversmithing course and I have since embraced other techniques such as stringing, bead weaving, chain maille, resin but my ...

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Embellished Herringbone Wire Earrings

from Martine Callaghan
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Embellished Herringbone Wire Earrings
Embellished Herringbone Wire Earrings 2 different looks for the same pattern
Embellished Herringbone Wire Earrings Embellished Herringbone earrings
Embellished Herringbone Wire Earrings A choice of a herringbone drop
Embellished Herringbone Wire Earrings or a tassel

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • wire wrapping
  • Making loops
  • making spirals

Pattern Description:

The herringbone pattern is a classic but very popular and pretty design. My take on it here is to further embellish it by the addition of tiny beads giving it a richer, almost Victorian look.

This tutorial will take you through all the steps for making the green earrings and the additional steps needed for the blue earrings tassel.
The materials given here are only for the green earrings.

As a bonus I have included written instructions for making a matching bangle and cocktail ring.

Every measurement is given in both metric and imperial systems.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 5cm/2in.


  • 25cm (10inches) of 1mm (18 gauge ) wire
  • 1.2m (4ft) of 0.5mm(24 gauge) dead soft wire
  • 2 12mm rice oval beads (colour A)
  • 2 12mm rice oval beads (colour B)
  • 40 2mm metal beads
  • 2 earring wires
  • Wire cutters
  • Round nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Tape measure/ruler
  • Polishing cloth
  • Nylon jaw pliers (for straightening wire)