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Make these beautiful chandelier earrings in a jiffy! They only use one supply item! That is why I call them "One-Wire Chandelier Earrings" as they are made with only one material, 20 gauge half-hard wire.
Best yet is that they cost about half a dollar to make in copper!
No shopping around and collecting a whole bunch of supplies. You only need one item that is easy to find.
This is a handy project when you are traveling due to the minimal supply needs. Just grab a few tools, some 20 gauge wire and you have everything you need!
They are terrifically dangly without being large, but you can make them large if you so choose. I originally designed these for a petite customer who wanted dangly earrings but did not want them to be large.
If you do not have half hard wire then you can harden softer wire yourself and this tutorial will show you how!
In this tutorial you well learn how to make
Perfect spiral component that can be used to hang other components,
Perfectly balanced chandelier earring component.
These will be assembled to create your One-Wire Chandelier Earrings.
In this tutorial I also include some basic information about tools and wire so that beginners can easily get started.
There are no prerequisites for this one. Some optional intermediate techniques are included, such as wrapping the chandelier with thinner wires.
Copper and Sterling Silver are my favorites for this project but you can also use bronze, silver filled and gold filled.
You can also make the dangles with a thicker wire. Most women have an ear hole size that accommodates 20 gauge wire. If you can wear 18 gauge ear wires then you can use that. The dangles can be made in any gauge wire.
All of my tutorials are extremely detailed. They are not hard. Do not be intimidated by the number of photos. There are plenty of full color, high definition photos showing every little step. Nothing is left up to guessing!
NOTE ABOUT THE TOOLS
I prefer the Six Step Bail Making Pliers. You can use anything round that is around 7mm thick instead. A fatter round nose pliers, a dowel or even an ink pen can work for one of the steps. That, along with a fine round nose pliers will work. I prefer the six step pliers for many reasons but these alternatives are workable also.
You can see and/or purchase the Six Steps Pliers here http://www.etsy.com/listing/124176204/six-step-bail-making-pliers?ref=shop_home_active
I love sharing jewelry-making techniques!
I write my tutorials assuming that students have no experience. I leave nothing for you to guess about or try to figure out. They contain lots of pages but are filled with full-color step-by-step photos of every detail.
With each tutorial I want you to be able gain a new ability that you can use for a lifetime!