Retired - Noir Vintage Teardrop Earrings

PROJECT E2116
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Take on the night in style with these dramatic Vintage earrings featuring a flash of gold wire wrapping atop jet black teardrop beads.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Please watch our video: How to Wire Wrap a Briolette. From what you learned in the video, cut off 8 inches of wire. Slip the bead on to the wire with two inches on one side and six inches on the other. Take the two inch section to make the loop and wrap. Then use the six inch section to do a "messy" wrap going down the bead. (Please see photo for reference). Trim any excess wire with your flush cutters and tuck in the end of the wire so it is not poking out.
  2. Open the loop of the earring hook, same as you would a jump ring and attach the wire wrapped bead onto the loop. Close the loop.
  3. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FEA-3030 - 22K Gold Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25mm (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCV-05 - Vintage Lucite Plastic Faceted Teardrop Briolette Pendant Jet 14.5x44mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2433 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
    Project uses 16 Inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look, Under $20 - Designer Picks
Ingredients FEA-3030, BCV-05, WCR-2433,

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.
22K Gold Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$11.05 / Package | SKU: FEA-3030
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.05 / Package | SKU: WCR-2433
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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