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Donna has been making wire jewelry since 2007. During that time she has had several tutorials published in Wirework Magazine, and in the book "Wire Style 2". Donna specializes in weaving and coiling ...

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Swirling Mixed Metal Earrings

from Gailavira Tutorials
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Swirling Mixed Metal Earrings
Swirling Mixed Metal Earrings
Swirling Mixed Metal Earrings
Swirling Mixed Metal Earrings

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.


  • 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