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Wire Wrap, Sweet, Neat, Petite Earrings

from Curious Chameleon
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Wire Wrap, Sweet, Neat, Petite Earrings
Wire Wrap, Sweet, Neat, Petite Earrings Sweet, Neat, Petite Earrings or Pendant
Wire Wrap, Sweet, Neat, Petite Earrings Earrings or Pendant
Wire Wrap, Sweet, Neat, Petite Earrings

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • If you have a little experience in handling wire, such as making a loop, a spiral, hardening wire, you can follow these instructions.
  • The best results will be achieved with Sterling Silver or Gold Filled Wire but you can also use Copper or artistic type craft wire.
  • MATERIALS
  • 21 g or 22 g (.75 mm or .65 mm) Square dead soft wire or half hard wire.
  • 20 g (.81 mm) square wire is the maximum.
  • Note: not all persons are comfortable with 20g earwires
  • Sterling or Gold filled wire is preferable. Optional round or artistic type craft wire
  • Approx. 28 inches of wire or 72 cm ( each earring 14 inches or 36 cm)

Pattern Description:

Learn to make a Sweet, Neat, Petite pair of classically styled Earrings from a single piece of wire. Adapt the same basic instructions to make a matching Pendant. Instead of forming an ear wire as demonstrated in the basic tutorial, finish with an eye loop and you have a drop you can use to enhance other jewelry.
It is a simple tutorial, but there are a few important tips along the way.... especially important if you are quite new to wire wrapping. Thanks.

Materials:

  • 21 g or 22 g (.75 mm or .65 mm) Square dead soft wire or half hard wire
  • 20 g (.81 mm) square wire is the maximum you should use. Note: not all persons are comfortable with 20g
  • Sterling or Gold filled wire is preferable. Optional round or artistic type craft wire
  • Approx. 28 inches of wire or 72 cm ( each earring 14 inches or 36 cm)
  • TOOLS
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Flat Nose Nylon jaw pliers
  • Flush cutters
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Nylon or Rawhide hammer
  • Ball Peen or Chasing Hammer
  • Bench block
  • Mandrel, or pencil or pen
  • File
  • Permanent (Sharpie type) marker
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About the designer

Just call me Nita.
I've been making bead and wire jewelry since 2005.
I enjoy many styles of jewelry but my special fondness is for free form and asymmetrical styles and pieces that move.
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