Retired - Herringbone Wire Wrapped Earrings

PROJECT E629
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
Impress your friends with your wire wrapping skills by making these sleek modern earrings. Swarovski faux pearls have been herringbone wire wrapped to form the focal center bead which is surrounded by two
Instructions
  1. Remember to double these instructions to make your matched set of earrings.
  2. In completing these earrings, you will learn four great wire wrapping and wire working techniques. There is an easy to follow video for each technique, teaching you step by step how to complete the project.
  3. Before beginning this project, watch the video here on how to Herringbone wire wrap a bead. Following the technique you learned in the video, cut an approximately 22 inch length of 24 gauge wire and herringbone wrap an 8mm Swarovski faux pearl in mystic black. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  4. Next, please watch this video here on how to make a caged bead. Following what you learned in the video, make a caged bead using 24 gauge silver colored wire and an 8mm Swarovski faux pearl in mystic black. The video has you adding an extra "kink" to the caged spiral, I chose not to add this flourish but you can do whatever you like. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  5. Now watch this video on making head pins. Featured is how to make a spiral head pin. Cut a 3 inch length of 24 gauge wire and create a spiral head pin with 3 spirals on one end. Thread onto the wire 1 6mm Swarovski faux pearl in mystic black. Create a wrapped wire loop right after the bead. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  6. The final component to make for this project is the earring hook itself. This is a great skill to learn. Watch the video here on making earring hooks and make a pair using 22 gauge silver toned wire.
  7. Now that all your parts have been made, we are going to connect them together using 4mm antique silver plated jump rings. Open a jump ring and attach the earring hook to the caged bead, the caged bead to the herringbone wrapped bead, and finally the herringbone wrapped bead to the 6mm bead on the spiral head pin.
  8. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWP-8072 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Mystic Black
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-6072 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 6mm, 50 Pieces, Mystic Black
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2430 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
    Project uses 6 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3092 - Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2230 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 22 Gauge 20 Yards (18.2 Meters)
    Project uses 6 inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-2152 - Beadsmith Jeweler's Chasing Hammer - 1 Inch Head - Metal Smithing
  • XTL-0264 - Eurotool Dual Utility Bench Block 3 x 3 Inches - Steel Anvil With Wood Base
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Ingredients SWP-8072, SWP-6072, WNT-2430, FJR-3092, WNT-2230,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Mystic Black
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$5.15 / Package | SKU: SWP-8072
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 6mm, 50 Pieces, Mystic Black
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$6.19 / Package | SKU: SWP-6072
Wire Elements, Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire, 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.29 / Package | SKU: WNT-2430
Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: FJR-3092
Wire Elements, Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire, 22 Gauge 20 Yards (18.2 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$10.59 / Package | SKU: WNT-2230
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweler's Chasing Hammer - 1 Inch Head - Metal Smithing
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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