- Leaving your wire on the spool, measure out about 4 inches and run your nylon pliers over the wire to make your wire nice and straight.
- String a flat bead, then a 10 MM bead then your smaller bead on the wire.
- Using your bail making pliers, make an open loop on the end of your wire.
- Using one of your toggles, place the open loop on the toggle and close the loop making sure to wrap the wire around a couple times to secure it.
- Any left over wire can either be trimmed off or you can make a little loop against your bead for decoration.
- Taking the other end of the wire, unwind a few inches of wire and wrap closely around your bead making sure to use your hands so that you do not scar the wire.
- Once you have the design you want, as demonstrated in the video, clip your wire and complete your look by repeating the above steps for the second earring.
- To complete the earrings add the newly made earwires!
Tools and Materials Needed:
Artistic Wire, 20 Gauge, Natural Colored Copper Wire, 15 Yards- about 14"
Artistic Wire, 20 Gauge, Bare Copper Colored Copper Wire, 15 Yards- about 14"
Artistic Wire, 20 Gauge, Natural, 6 Yards- about 14"
10mm Round Blue Bulls Eye Jasper Gemstone Bead Strand- 2pc
TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter Heishi Flat Bali Spacers, 4 mm, Bag of 25- 2pc
TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter Deco Cube Bead, 5x6mm- 2pc
Antique Copper Pewter 16mm Twisted Rope Toggle- 2sets
Antique Copper Pewter Dimpled Wavy Toggle, 27mm- 2sets
Beadalon Semi-Flush Cutters
Chain nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
BeadSmith Bail Making Pliers with 6mm and 8.5mm Jaws (for earwire construction)
BeadSmith Plastic-Rubber Jeweler's Hammer (for earwire construction)
Miniature Horn Anvil (for earwire construction)
BeadSmith Bench Block With Wood Base, 4x4"(for earwire construction)