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Really Rondelle Earrings
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Really Rondelle Earrings
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Project Description:

You can make these cool and modern earrings with any color of rondelle crystal and any color of Artistic Wire that you wish.  If you are new to working with wire, you may need some practice prior to making these earrings.  Try out our instructional video for making rings out of wire or our instructional video for making your own ear wires.  Either one of those will help you prepare to make these earrings.

By Kelly Henderson, Aunties Beads Designer 

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Author Kelly Henderson
Kelly Henderson
Auntie's Beads Designer
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Instructions:
 

  1. Use your nipper tool to cut 12 inches of artistic wire.
  2. Run the wire through your fingers several times to warm it and straighten it out perfectly.  Then, place it through the hole in the rondelle. Leave a 2 inch tail of wire.
  3. Use your fingers to bend the long part of the wire at a ninety degree angle.  Wrap it around the crystal as pictured, keeping it flush against the crystal. 
  4. After you have wrapped around the crystal two-and-a-half times, your long wire will meet the short tail you left in step 2 and you will wrap the longer wire around the 2 inch tail three times, just above the crystal.  Trim the excess with your nipper. 
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 for earring number 2.  Then, use your fingers to bend the 2 inch tails into ear wires.  It's helpful to create both ear wires at the same time so that they will look as similar as possible.  *Note: you can also use bail making pliers to create your ear wires if you are uncomfortable using your fingers.
  6. Finally, trim any extra length from your ear wires.  If the end of the wire feels rough, use some sandpaper to smooth it.

Tools and Materials Needed: 

Swarovski Crystal, 18mm Faceted Round Rondelle, Crystal AB (2 beads) OR any color of 18mm rondelle 
Artistic Wire, 18 Gauge, Non-Tarnish Brass (12 inches) OR any color of 18 gauge wire
Classic Nipper Tool
Optional: Beadsmith Bail Making Pliers, 6mm-8.5mm Jaws

Material and Supplies Used in This Project:
Swarovski Crystal, 18mm Faceted Round Rondelle, Crystal Copper
Swarovski Crystal, 18mm Faceted Round Rondelle, Crystal Copper
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Artistic Wire, 18 Gauge, Non-Tarnish Silver Plate, 20 Feet
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Artistic Wire Spool, 18 Gauge, Natural Copper, 10 Yards
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Swarovski Crystal, 18mm Faceted Round Rondelle, Crystal AB
Swarovski Crystal, 18mm Faceted Round Rondelle, Crystal AB
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Artistic Wire Spool, 18 Gauge, Non-Tarnish Brass, 10 Yards
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Classic Nipper Tool
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BeadSmith Bail Making Pliers with 6mm and 8.5mm Jaws
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