How to Make a Wire Spiral Christmas Tree Earring

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Designer: Julie Bean
In this video learn how to make wire spiral Christmas tree earrings using green Artistic Wire and colorful findings. You can add beads to the center of the tree (as shown in the video) or just hang the spiral trees from earring hooks. These earrings are quick and easy to make!
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Hi, this is Julie with and I wanna show you how to make this very fun and festive Christmas tree earring using some wire, some beads and some fun colorful findings this is really easy to make. It's a great holiday project In terms of the supplies you're going to need some artistic wire. I've got green for the Christmas tree This is 22 gauge. I've got two colorful findings. I have a head pin and I have an earring hook and so this is of course half. This is one earring and this is one earring so you would double what you need here to make a complete set I've already made one and I'm going to need 3 bicones that are 6 millimeter and four that are four millimeter and that's all you'll need in terms of the actual ingredients to make these earrings now in terms the tools you'll need a ruler, you're going to need a pair of round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, cutters and then you're going to use something that is cone shaped. Now I have this is BeadSmith 4-in-1 mandrel wire shaping tool and it just has a handle that fits onto each one of these different heads and I want to use the round one because it gives me a nice cone shape and then you'll also need a pen. You'll notice that this goes to a nice point but for the purpose of what we're gonna be doing to make this Christmas tree shape we want a little bit more of a tapered end so we're going to just use a pen and that is what you'll need for tools. So to begin I want you to measure out ten inches of your wire now you can make your tree larger or smaller so you can adjust this length accordingly and we're gonna start by taking the wire and pressing it against the side of our mandrel and just holding it in place and I'm just going to loop it around and around until I get up towards the top. Slide it off slide my pen in the place of the mandrel and continue winding take it off snip it up top here and then for the bottom area I want to make a little flourish. So I'm just going to grab the tip of it. I'm going try not to bend this part out of shape just going to pull it down just a little added little touch. A little swirl. So now what we want to do is do a core Take our red head pin and place onto it a four millimeter bicone a six a four, a six, and a four another six and the final four. What we can do. you can see how your trees look. One is a little bit longer than the other I am just going to squish it ever so gently just like a slinky. I don't wanna bend it out of shape I do want them to be pretty even and they look like it take my head pin thread it through the middle and now I want to make a simple wire loop. To do that I'm going to just bend the wire to the side, take my round nose pliers and grip it bend it up and over rotate my pliers and complete my loop just bend it. It feels like it's a little straighter where they criss-cross gonna make a cut. Take this open it up a little further. Slide my earring hook onto it. Now it can be a little tricky because I'm trying to not touch that tree very much and now I wanna bend back in place and we now have a fun modern take on a wire Christmas tree I'm noticing one is longer than the other half. Oops actually that's because this guy worked its way around there you go. Now they look pretty darn even there you go and that's how you make a wire Christmas tree. Go to to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas!

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