Colorful Swarovski Crystal Wrapped Wire Teardrop Earrings
InstructionsThis pattern came to me via e-mail, for free, from Jewelry Making Daily. Since it was a freebie, I have no qualms about re-typing it for all of you here:
Tools & Materials:
6' of 26-gauge fine silver wire (I used sterling wire, and I tend to cut more than required. I'd rather have a little waste than run out at an inconvenient point in the project.)
(2) 22-guage 3.3mm ID ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Funky, Romantic, Casual, Cute
Swarovski crystals in various shapes, sizes, and colors; Sterling silver flattened teardrop components; Sterling silver wire; Sterling silver ear wires; Sterling silver jupm rings
What was your inspiration?
I loved this pattern the first time I saw it. It took me a while to find all the right components, as not all of them are widely/easily/readily available at prices I was willing to pay.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
As with any wire wrapping project, be careful with work-hardening the wire. The harder it gets, the more likely it is to break when you really, really don't want it to. Other than that, my best advice is to have fun!