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Free Pattern: Floating Bead Earrings By Kimberly Newman
by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com
Wire Jewelry Pattern for July 27th, 2017
Floating Bead Earrings
by Kimberly Newman
These pretty earrings showcase a beautiful Czech glass bead. I love these beads! But you could use a favorite bead of yours too!
- 20 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire (Pattern Quantity 10 Inches, Product ID: H8-20H)
- 10mm Czech glass beads (Pattern Quantity 2 Pieces)
- Ear Wires Sterling (Pattern Quantity 2 Pieces)
- Chain Nose Wire Plier (Pattern Quantity 1 Piece, Product ID: G2-508)
- Round Nose Wire Plier (Pattern Quantity 1 Piece, Product ID: G2-507)
- C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches (Pattern Quantity 1 Piece, Product ID: PLR-487.00)
- Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks (Pattern Quantity 1 Piece, Product ID: DAP-500.30)
- Chasing Hammer – Flat Faced with Polished Wooden Handle – Pack of 1 (Pattern Quantity 1 Piece, Product ID: G3-13)
Step 1: Measure and cut 2 pieces of wire 3 inches long and 2 pieces of wire 1 inch long.
Step 2: Using round-nose pliers, make a simple loop on one end of each of the 3 inch wires. Make a second loop by placing the round-nose pliers above the loop and bending the wire back over the top of the pliers.
Step 3: Remove the loops from the pliers and with your hands, make a bend like a candy cane as shown in the photo.
Step 4: Using a Sharpie Marker, wrap the bottom of the wire around the marker.
Step 5: Using round-nose pliers, make a loop on the tail of the large loop.
Step 6: On the steel block, hammer the outer edge of the large loop.
Step 7: Take one of the 1 inch pieces of wire and hammer the tip to flatten slightly. Slide the bead onto the 1 inch piece.
Step 8: Place the earring component around the bead so the flattened wire extends past the frame.
Step 9: Use round-nose pliers to bend the end of the hammered 1 inch piece into a small loop.
Step 10: Use chain-nose pliers to press down the small loop onto the earring frame.
Step 11: Trim the wire on the opposite side leaving 3/16 of an inch. Being careful not to hit your thumb or the bead, place the wire on the outer edge of your steel block and hammer the end flat.
Step 12: Trim any excess wire to just the length you need to wrap the frame. Use chain-nose pliers to finish securing to the frame.
Step 13: Repeat all the steps to make a second earring and add ear wires to complete.