Kristal Wick's Alaskan Pastel Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Beads. Dress up a kidney wire earring using this technique.
Alaskan Pastel Earrings
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Beading
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Dress up a kidney wire earring using this technique. You can use round or flat half hard wire for making the earrings. Embellish with seed beads, crystals, pearls or any other bead that fits onto the wire.

Materials

Sterling Silver Head Pin 24GA w/ 2mm Ball 2 inch - Pack of 10
K8-30
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $16.54
  • Gold Club Price: $12.41
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22 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-22H
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $2.47
  • Gold Club Price: $1.85
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8mm Light Amethyst 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
A13-76
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.57
  • Gold Club Price: $3.43
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Tools

Wubbers Oval Mandrel Pliers - Large
PLR-1580
  • PLR-1580
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $44.97
  • Gold Club Price: $33.73
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Flat Nose Nylon Flat Jaw With Spring
PLR-831.00
  • PLR-831.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.80
  • Gold Club Price: $10.35
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Wire Rounder with Wooden Handle - Pack of 1
G14-19
  • G14-19
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.95
  • Gold Club Price: $5.96
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20 X 15 Inch Padded Work Mat
MAT-620.00
  • MAT-620.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.21
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WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut 3" of wire and shape around the Wubbers oval mandrel.
Kristal Wick's Alaskan Pastel Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Beads, wrap 3 inches of wire around the mandrel
Step 2
Using your flat nose pliers, bend one wire out, away from the middle of the earring 90 degrees.
Kristal Wick's Alaskan Pastel Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Beads, bend one end out 90 degrees
Step 3
Place the round nose in the crease and bend towards the other wire.
Kristal Wick's Alaskan Pastel Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Beads, place round nose pliers in the bend
Step 4
Use the round nose pliers to bend again 90 degrees. This creates the loop to slide a focal onto.
Kristal Wick's Alaskan Pastel Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Beads, Use the round nose pliers to bend again 90 degrees
Step 5
Bend the short piece of wire around the long wire with the flat nose pliers.
Kristal Wick's Alaskan Pastel Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Beads, Bend the short piece of wire around the long wire with the flat nose pliers.
Step 6
Slide on 3 pearls.
Kristal Wick's Alaskan Pastel Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Beads, slide on three pearls
Step 7
Gently flare out the long wire using your fingers.
Kristal Wick's Alaskan Pastel Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Beads, gently bend out the long wire
Step 8
Trim the long edge wire and use a wire rounder on the end to eliminate any sharp edges.
Kristal Wick's Alaskan Pastel Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Beads, trim and file the wire end
Step 9
Create a wrapped loop using the headpin and crystals. [https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_videos/Perfect-Wrapped-Loop_13.html]
Kristal Wick's Alaskan Pastel Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Beads, create a wrapped loop on the crystal headpin
Step 10
Slip the headpin onto the kidney ear wire loop. Repeat for 2nd earring.
Kristal Wick's Alaskan Pastel Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Beads, slip the crystal dangle onto the ear wire