Riley Earrings

PROJECT E2093
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
A wire wrapped tear drop frame surrounds a Swarovski crystal pear in these modern and structural pair of earrings.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Cut off 6 inches of 18 gauge wire. Straighten the wire with your nylon jaw pliers.
  2. At the end of the wire, make a simple loop at one end.
  3. Take the 26 gauge wire, pull a length from the spool and straighten the wire with your nylon jaw pliers. Note: You can cut the wire off the spool if you would like to work that way, however you can keep your wire waste at a minimum by keeping it on the spool as you wind your wire.
  4. Begin at the end of the 18 gauge wire with the loop. Wrap the 26 gauge wire around in a circular fashion around the wire until you have wrapped 3.75 inches. Trim the 26 gauge wire.
  5. Bend the wire around a small round object or the recommended Wubbers jumbo bail making mandrel pliers making a tear drop shape.
  6. To the other side of the wire, make a simple wire loop, the same direction as the first side.
  7. Open this wire loop, the same way you would a jump ring, and attach one closed 8mm jump ring. Close the loop.
  8. Move to the other side of this wire and attach it in the same way to this same closed jump ring.
  9. Open one 7mm jump ring and attach one pear pendant to this jump ring. Attach this jump ring to the bottom center of the closed jump ring. Close the jump ring.
  10. Open the loop of the earring hook, same way you would a jump ring, and attach it to the top of the closed jump ring. Close the loop.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWCR-6065 - Swarovski Crystal, #6106 Pear Pendant 22mm, 1 Piece, Crystal Black Patina
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FEA-3084 - Silver Plated French Wire Earring Hooks 16mm (25 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5170 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 7mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-07024 - Jump Rings, Closed 8mm Diameter 18 Gauge, 20 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-1830 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 18 Gauge Thick, 4 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
    Project uses 12 Inches. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2630 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
    Project uses 24 Inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-0074 - Eurotool Nylon Jaw Pliers Chain Nose- For Scratch-Free Wire Work
  • XTL-5673 - Wubbers Jumbo Bail Making Mandrel Pliers - 18 And 21mm Jaw Sizes
Additional Information
Ingredients SWCR-6065, FEA-3084, FJR-5170, FJR-07024, WCR-1830, WCR-2630,

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.
Swarovski Crystal, #6106 Pear Pendant 22mm, 1 Piece, Crystal Black Patina
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.50 / Package | SKU: SWCR-6065
Silver Plated French Wire Earring Hooks 16mm (25 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pairs.
$2.44 / Package | SKU: FEA-3084
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 7mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.24 / Package | SKU: FJR-5170
Jump Rings, Closed 8mm Diameter 18 Gauge, 20 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: FJR-07024
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 18 Gauge Thick, 4 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.12 / Package | SKU: WCR-1830
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.13 / Package | SKU: WCR-2630
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.77 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Wubbers Jumbo Bail Making Mandrel Pliers -  18 And 21mm Jaw Sizes

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