Basic Skills Necessary:
- weaving with wire
With 56 clear pictures, spread along 16 pages and 14 main steps, directions in this tutorial will be easy to follow. I also attached a few drawn sketches, just to make sure you get clear info about "how to", while working.
From the very beginning, I am to tell you there are 4 major parts: creating 3 herringbone pieces, attaching their upper sides, attaching their lower sides and the last one, the bail. All of these steps are being detailed during the following directions and pictures.
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- MATERIAL LIST: 65 cm of 0.6 mm silver plated wire; 8 m of 0.315 mm silver plated wire; 3 pieces of teardrop crystals; 50 pieces of metallic beads; 9 stardust spheres of 4 mm; one piece of stardust sphere of 8 mm; 3 pieces of headpins of 43 mm each
- TOOL LIST: flat nose pliers; round nose pliers; wire scissors; wire cutter; something round to help you create the bail (screwdriver in my case)
- ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS: One could replace teardrop crystals with any other teardrops at hand. I'd go further and say that they could be replaced with spheres, too, just keep in mind you should wave more and add more metallic beads, in order to make it look longer on one side. It's useless to say silver plated wire can be replaced with any other wire at hand.