Mary Bailey's All-Inclusive Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Findings, Clasps, Components, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap. .
All-Inclusive Earrings
by Mary Bailey
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Findings, Making Spirals
  • Skill Level: Beginner
If you leave yourself a good length of wire when making a headpin, you can string your beads and complete a French hook ear wire all with the same wire!

Materials

18 Gauge Round Silver Plated Rose Gold Copper Craft Wire - 12 ft
H17-S18-12FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.00
  • Gold Club Price: $5.25
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Rose Gold Filled Round Bright Beads 6mm - Pack of 2
L9-16
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $2.72
  • Gold Club Price: $2.04
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12-15mm tall beads Tools
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
5mm daisy beads rose gold
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
2 matching Focal beads of your choice
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Tools

Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Round Nose Wire Pliers
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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6 Step Barrel Plier - Pack of 1
G2-503
  • G2-503
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $18.95
  • Gold Club Price: $14.21
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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12 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler
G7-30
  • G7-30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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Instructions
Step 1
Straighten and then cut the round wire into two 6" pieces. At the end of each wire, use round nose pliers to begin and flat nose pliers to create a spiral with 4 turns. At the end of the last turn, use flat nose pliers to bend the wire up at a 90° angle.
Mary Bailey's All-Inclusive Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Findings, Clasps, Components, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Creating spiral with round nose pliers and flat nose pliers.
Step 2
Thread your chosen beads on to the wire, so they are sitting on top of the spiral. Immediately above the last bead, use chain nose pliers to hold the bead wire and use fingers to bend it at a 45° angle toward the front of the earring. Hint: Remember to turn the spirals, so that one is facing left and one is facing right.
Mary Bailey's All-Inclusive Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Findings, Clasps, Components, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Adding beads on top of the spiral.
Step 3
Just above the bend, use the 5th largest step on 6-step round nose pliers to hold and form the ear "wire" toward the back of the earring.
Mary Bailey's All-Inclusive Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Findings, Clasps, Components, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Forming the ear wire.
Step 4
Trim ¼" from the end, and use an emery board or Arkenstone to file the ends.
Mary Bailey's All-Inclusive Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Findings, Clasps, Components, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Trimming and filing the ends.
Step 5
Use flat nose pliers to slightly bend the ear wire end away from the main structure. Now make the second earring, and enjoy these All-Inclusive Earrings!
Mary Bailey's All-Inclusive Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Findings, Clasps, Components, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Making the second earring.