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I have been designing and making jewlery for about 10 years now. I have learned mostly through trial and error, but also from some of the great tutorials, I have purchased from artists I admire. My ...

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Basket Earrings Tutorial

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Basket Earrings Tutorial
Basket Earrings Tutorial

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should already know how to coil a smaller wire around a larger wire.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • These Earrings measure 2 1/2 inches long including the ear wires. The dangle part is 2 inches and could be made into a pendant as well


  • 32 inches soft round 20 gauge wire
  • 88 inches soft round 26 gauge wire
  • A matched pair of briolette beads (optional if you are adding beads)
  • A dozen or so smaller 2-3 mm beads, even seed beads could work (optional if you are adding beads)
  • liver of sulpher (optional)
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Nylon jaw pliers (optional)
  • Wire cutters
  • Tape
  • Bench Block (if you are making ear wires)
  • Chasing hammer, or ball peen hammer (if you ar making ear wires)
  • Round mandrel or something to use as a small round mandrel like chap-stick