Ricochet Earrings

PROJECT E784
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
Add some sparkle to your wardrobe with the Ricochet earrings featuring diagonal striped rows of beads wire wrapped onto a sleek oval form.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin by watching the video: How to Wire Wrap Rows of Beads onto a Form.
  2. Cut a 20" length of wire.
  3. Based upon what you learned in the video, and referring to the project photo, begin your wire wrapping up near the top of the oval. Make 5 tight wraps, string on 4 bicone beads, draw the wire across the oval form at a diagonal, and make some more tight wraps as shown in the video.
  4. Continue this process until you have the following bead rows wrapped onto your form: 1 row with 4 bicones, 4 rows with 5 bicones each, and 1 row with another 4 bicones. After all of these have been wrapped onto the form, make 5 tight securing wraps around the side of the oval and snip off any excess wire with flush cutters.
  5. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook, the same way you would open a jump ring, and link it to the top of the oval. Close the loop back up!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-1762 - Beadalon Silver Plated Quick Links 19mm X 41mm Oval (14 Pcs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-14530 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Crystal Lilac Shadow
    Project uses 56 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • WCR-2830 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 28 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
    Project uses 40 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3025 - Silver Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients BMB-1762, SWBI-14530, WCR-2830, FEA-3025,

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.
Beadalon Silver Plated Quick Links 19mm X 41mm Oval (14 Pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 14 Pieces.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: BMB-1762
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Crystal Lilac Shadow
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$2.32 / Package | SKU: SWBI-14530
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 28 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: WCR-2830
Silver Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25x16.5mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.47 / Package | SKU: FEA-3025
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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