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Aqua and Teal Leaf Earrings

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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory, Earrings
Style Whimsical
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Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? 16 ga Gun Metal wire, 20 ga Gun Metal wire, 26 ga wire, 8 small beads, 2 Glass teardrop beads

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What are you most proud of? The leaf frames turned out pretty good (after several attempts).

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I really like the shape of the wire frame. What did you use for a mold? And how did you maintain the shape while wrapping the wire to close it. I still get lots of mangled frames...

11/30/2012 Flag

Thanks for your comment! I used my round nose pliers to form the tip then used a round mandrel to shape the curves. Then I hammered the wire to harden. I found hammering first helped to hold the shape while wrapping the ends (use chain nose pliers to hold the edge). I had lots of mangled frames too :)

12/01/2012 Flag