Wire-Wrapped Stones, Crystals & Clusters »
InstructionsThis sort of earring is a great way to practice wire wrapped loops and making simple head pins. I worked right off the spool of wire. Each time I slipped the bead on the wire and, using flat nose pliers I bent the end over and nipped it close using crimpers (a suggestion from Aga). I gently tapped the end of the head pin with my chasing hammer before sliding the bead back down. Then using ...
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Type of item: Accessory
5.5 mm Silver plated chain, hand forged sterling earring wires, silver plated 22 gauge wire, 18 4 mm red jasper beads, 36 silver lined glass beads (6/0).
What was your inspiration?
Pictures of dangle earrings I'd seen on line.
What are you most proud of?
How much my sister-in-law loves them! (They were a present for her.)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Patience! Don't rush and pay attention to which link you are attaching the dangles. You want to be sure you get one on each side of each link (links 2-5).