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Nautilus shell earrings


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This tutorial will show you how to coil, make an open spiral and weave wire to produce these gorgeous nautilus shell earrings. It also includes instructions for a matching pendant and shows other variations. Both metric and imperial measurements are used throughout this tutorial. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Handle long pieces of wire Make a loop SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS the shells are 3cm/1 1/4" tall

Supplies Needed

  • 26cm/10'' 1mm/18ga soft round wire
  • 1.60m/63'' 0.4mm/26ga soft round wire
  • 8 5/6mm pearls

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Martine Callaghan
Martine Callaghan
My passion for jewellery designing and making started 12 years ago with a silversmithing course and I have since embraced other techniques such as stringing, bead weaving, chain maille, resin but my true love is wirework in which I now specialize. I have contributed a monthly project to Beads & Beyond for the past 3 years, written numerous tutorials which I sell on my website and I am the author of The Absolute Beginner's Guide: Making Wire Jewellery (published by Kalmbach books) which teaches you in great detail all the basic techniques you need to become proficient at wirework. Don't forget to download my free tutorial about the basic tools you need to get started in wirework.