Swirling Mixed Metal Earrings

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Swirling Mixed Metal Earrings Pattern

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Jewelry: Swirling Mixed Metal Earrings
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Jewelry

Type:

Earrings

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Weaving with wire

Pattern Description:

This lesson teaches you to make a pair of earrings with swirls of one color of metal on top of a background of another color of metal. The photos show a pair of earring with a copper background with sterling silver swirls, but you can choose any color combination you like.

These earrings have hooks, but they are made in such a way that they look more like posts when worn.

Materials:

  • 10" (25cm) 20g round wire (use whatever type of wire you prefer for ear hooks) Dead soft OR half hard
  • 6' (1.9m) 28g round wire (desired background color) Dead soft
  • 10" (25cm) 22g round wire Dead soft
  • 6' (1.9m) 28g round wire (desired foreground color) Dead soft

You Will Also Need:

  • wire cutters
  • round nose pliers
  • needle file or cup bur
  • ruler
  • marker
  • hammer (optional)
  • bench block (optional)
  • 6mm mandrel

About Designer

About Designer

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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 the time (ok, mostly jewelry).

If you would like to see more of my work you can find it in my etsy shops, http://www.GailaviraJewelry.com , http://www. ShutUpAndCuffMe.com and ...

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