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Ornate Ear Cuff Tutorial

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Ornate Ear Cuff Tutorial
Ornate Ear Cuff Tutorial
Ornate Ear Cuff Tutorial
Ornate Ear Cuff Tutorial

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • coiling with fine wire
  • Weaving with wire

Pattern Description:

This lesson teaches you how to make an ear cuff that is decorated with beautiful coiled swirls and beads.

Many parts of this lesson are really just suggestions, or general guidelines. This tutorial is more of a set of techniques that can be used however you see fit to create your own, one of a kind, ear cuff.

Materials:

  • 15" 20g round dead soft wire
  • 3 1/2" 20g round Half hard or full hard wire (dead soft will work if you harden it a bit before working with it)
  • 18' 28g round dead soft wire
  • 1 4mm bead
  • 8-10 small beads (1.8mm-2mm. Size 10 or 11 seed beads will also work but you may need to use more of them)

You Will Also Need:

  • Wire cutters
  • Round nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • 8mm mandrel or pliers with an 8mm round barrel
  • Needle File or cup burr (wire rounder)
  • Marker
  • Ruler
  • Straight pin
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My name is Donna. I've been making "stuff" for as long as I can remember. I've played a little bit with most types of crafts but I keep coming back to sewing, polymer clay and jewelry making most of ...

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