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Xqdesigns is the Chief Editor behind the popular blog - www.handmade-jewelry-club.com, membership and magazine - www.diybeadingclub.com.
Xqdesigns ventured into jewelry making few years ago. Since ...

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Wire Wrapped Sunburst Earrings

from xqdesigns @ diylessons
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Wire Wrapped Sunburst Earrings
Wire Wrapped Sunburst Earrings
Wire Wrapped Sunburst Earrings
Wire Wrapped Sunburst Earrings

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • wire wrapping
  • using wigjig tool

Pattern Description:

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

In this lesson, you will learn to create this pair of earrings by learning to construct the frame, wrapping/coiling the loops, attaching the beads and making a pair of ear wires.

The techniques you will learn creating this piece can also be used to create pendants. You can create variations by adding beads and embellishing the looped wires to make it more sparkly! You can make it more colorful by using color coated wires. Surely, this earring will make your day sparkly and sunny!


  • 18g wire (work from spool) - construction of frame
  • 20g wire (work from spool) - making loops & ear wires
  • 26gwire (120cm long) - for wrapping/coiling
  • 2 pcs of 15cm coin shape or round flat/puffy beads (drilled from top to bottom)
  • 2 pcs of ear wires (you may use ready-made ear findings or make a pair yourself, as shown in this tutorial)
  • Chain nose pliers/flat nose pliers
  • Wire cutter
  • Nylon jaw pliers
  • Hammer
  • Steel block (optional)
  • Mandrel with 15cm in diameter (I've used a marker pen)
  • Wigjig
  • Ruler

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