Cappadocia Earrings

PROJECT E8052
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
A beaded array of textures and shapes are wire wrapped onto Nunn Design wire frames using 28 gauge wire. Glowing tones of apricot, burnt orange and brass make these earring both soft and striking.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. If you are new to wire wrapping, please watch the video: How to Wire Wrap Beads Onto a Form.
  2. Use flush cutters to cut 20 inches of 28 gauge wire and coil four times around one side of your wire frame, approximately 1/4 inch from the top.
  3. Using what you have learned in the video, string on your rows of beads with wire wraps in between, as follows: (Row one) 6 orange seed beads, (Row two) 5 brass beads, (Row three) 9 micro spacers, (Row four) 10 orange seed beads, (Row five) 7 faux pearls, (Row six) 11 orange seed beads, (Row seven) 12 micro spacers, (Row eight) 7 brass beads, (Row nine) 10 orange seed beads.
  4. Once you have strung on the last row of beads, wrap your final set of coils and clip the excess wire.
  5. To attach your earring hook, use pliers to gently open the loop of your earring hook. Slide on the top loop of your wire frame. Close the loop.
  6. Enjoy your earrings!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-12084 - Dazzle It! Czech Glass Pearls, 3mm Round, 1 Strand, Cream
    Project uses 14 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • JSH-0423 - Toho Seed Beads, Round 8/0 Semi Glazed, 8 Gram Tube, Rainbow Orange
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-01141 - True2 Czech Fire Polished Glass, Faceted Micro Spacer Beads 2x3mm, 100 Pieces, Full Apricot
    Project uses 42 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-1502 - Antiqued Brass Small 3mm Round Seamed Beads (50)
    Project uses 24 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • PNT-154 - Nunn Design Wire Frame, Pear 18 Gauge, 46.5mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Gold
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-4030 - Bali Style 1 Ball Gold Plated Earring Hooks 21mm with 1.5mm Ball (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4256 - Vintaj Parawire, Solid Brass Craft Wire 28 Gauge Thick, 180 Foot Spool, Brass
    Project uses 40 inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Boho, Autumn
Ingredients BCP-12084, JSH-0423, BCP-01141, BMB-1502, PNT-154, FEA-4030, WCR-4256,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Dazzle It! Czech Glass Pearls, 3mm Round, 1 Strand, Cream
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$1.95 / Package | SKU: BCP-12084
Toho Seed Beads, Round 8/0 Semi Glazed, 8 Gram Tube, Rainbow Orange
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.72 / Package | SKU: JSH-0423
True2 Czech Fire Polished Glass, Faceted Micro Spacer Beads 2x3mm, 100 Pieces, Full Apricot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$5.69 / Package | SKU: BCP-01141
Antiqued Brass Small 3mm Round Seamed Beads (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: BMB-1502
Nunn Design Wire Frame, Pear 18 Gauge, 46.5mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Gold
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: PNT-154
Bali Style 1 Ball Gold Plated Earring Hooks 21mm with 1.5mm Ball (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$13.59 / Package | SKU: FEA-4030
Vintaj Parawire, Solid Brass Craft Wire 28 Gauge Thick, 180 Foot Spool, Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$9.25 / Package | SKU: WCR-4256
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$22.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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