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Ear Toggles Earrings
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Ear Toggles Earrings
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Project Description:

Quick and easy earrings allowing you to put your skills to work in conjunction with the instructional video demonstrating how to wire wrap a bead. Why are these called Ear Toggles, well because these earrings also show you how to use toggle clasps in a different way making your earring preparation so much shorter with a great result.

Judy Mertz, Aunties Beads Designer

Choose (2) 10 MM round beads, (2) flat heishi beads, (2) toggle clasps and any other small beads you would like to use to embellish your ear rings. The materials I used are provided below.

I will be making my own earwires and using a wire wrapping technique on the beads, so please view: Working with Wire Episode 1: How to Make Earwires and Working with Wire Episode 3: How to Wire Wrap Beads.


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Instructions:


  1. 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.
  2. String a flat bead, then a 10 MM bead then your smaller bead on the wire.
  3. Using your bail making pliers, make an open loop on the end of your wire.
  4. 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.
  5. Any left over wire can either be trimmed off or you can make a little loop against your bead for decoration.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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"
or
Artistic Wire, 20 Gauge, Bare Copper Colored Copper Wire, 15 Yards- about 14"
or
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
and/or
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)
or
BeadSmith Bench Block With Wood Base, 4x4"(for earwire construction)

Material and Supplies Used in This Project:
Antique Copper Pewter Dimpled Wavy Toggle, 27mm
Antique Copper Pewter Dimpled Wavy Toggle, 27mm
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Antique Copper Pewter 16mm Twisted Rope Toggle
Antique Copper Pewter 16mm Twisted Rope Toggle
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TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter Heishi Flat Bali Spacers, 4 mm, Bag of 25
TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter Heishi Flat Bali Spacers, 4 mm, Bag of 25
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TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter Deco Cube Bead, 5x6mm
TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter Deco Cube Bead, 5x6mm
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Artistic Wire, 20 Gauge, Natural Colored Copper Wire, 15 Yards
Artistic Wire, 20 Gauge, Natural Colored Copper Wire, 15 Yards
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Artistic Wire, 20 Gauge, Bare Copper Colored Copper Wire, 15 Yards
Artistic Wire, 20 Gauge, Bare Copper Colored Copper Wire, 15 Yards
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Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
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Chain Nose Jewelry Pliers
Chain Nose Jewelry Pliers
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BeadSmith Bail Making Pliers with 6mm and 8.5mm Jaws
BeadSmith Bail Making Pliers with 6mm and 8.5mm Jaws
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BeadSmith Plastic-Rubber Jeweler's Hammer
BeadSmith Plastic-Rubber Jeweler's Hammer
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Miniature Horn Anvil
Miniature Horn Anvil
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BeadSmith Bench Block With Wood Base, 4x4"
BeadSmith Bench Block With Wood Base, 4x4"
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