Nautilus shell earrings

from Martine Callaghan

Nautilus shell earrings Pattern


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Jewelry: Nautilus shell earrings
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details





Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Handle long pieces of wire
  • Make a loop

Pattern Description:

This tutorial will show you how to coil, make an open spiral and weave wire to produce these gorgeous nautilus shell earrings.

It also includes instructions for a matching pendant and shows other variations.

Both metric and imperial measurements are used throughout this tutorial.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • the shells are 3cm/1 1/4" tall


  • 26cm/10'' 1mm/18ga soft round wire
  • 1.60m/63'' 0.4mm/26ga soft round wire
  • 8 5/6mm pearls
  • 6 assorted 4x6mm rondelles (or other 4mm beads)
  • 2 ear wires
  • Chain or bent nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Nylon jaw pliers
  • Ruler
  • Marker pen
  • Jewellery cleaning cloth

About Designer

About Designer

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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 true love is wirework in which I now specialize.
I have contributed a monthly project to Beads & Beyond for the past 3 years, written numerous tutorials which I sell on my website and I am the ...

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