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How To Make Wire Wrapping Briolettes


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Making Earrings by Wire Wrapping Briolettes is a fun experience. Here are a few tips you may want to consider if you're just getting started: 1. Use a soft, high gauge of wire (26-28 mm), thinner wire will allow you more flexibility and control as you work with the wire. 2. You may want to start out with copper wire to master the technique since it's less expensive than sterling silver or gold (I wasted a lot of wire before I mastered this technique). 3. Make sure your briolettes are side drilled, not drilled top to bottom (top to bottom drilling requires headpins). BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic understanding of making earrings Ability to use basic tools for wire wrapping

Recommended with this pattern

  • Wire (Sterling silver round soft 28 mm gauge wire)
  • Side Drilled Briolette Gems or Beads (20x13 mm faceted green amethyst briolettes)
  • Ear Wires (Sterling silver leverback ear wires)

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