Lindi Schneck's Barbell Drop Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, . These simple earrings illustrate a number of great techniques.
Barbell Drop Earrings
by Lindi Schneck
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Wrapping, Twisting
  • Skill Level: Beginner
These simple earrings illustrate a number of great techniques. Learn to twist square wire and make barbell links. Barbell links can be used in lots of designs.

Materials

22 Gauge Square Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-22SQH
  • Lesson Quantity: 10.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.60
  • Gold Club Price: $0.45
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2mm Round Metal Beads Copper
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
4mm Round Metal Beads Copper
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Ear Wires Copper
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
1 inch copper head pins
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Jump rings copper 4 mm
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Tools

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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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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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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Double Ended Pin Vise
G5-4
  • G5-4
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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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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Marker -extra fine
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Instructions
Step 1
Clean, straighten and then cut the one 9 1/2 inch piece of wire. (You will have a little extra wire, but I like to be safe.) Insert this wire into a pin vise and twist. Cut this twisted wire into the following lengths: 2 pieces each 1-inch long, 2 pieces each 1 1/2 inches long and 2 pieces each 2-inches long. Next measure and mark 1/2 inch from each end of all cut wires.
Step 2
Use flat-nose pliers to make a 90° bend at each of these marks, in the same directions, looking like a staple.
Lindi Schneck's Barbell Drop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , Making a 90 degree bend with flat nose pliers on each side.
Step 3
Decide on the size needed for the barbell end loops and mark the appropriate length on round-nose pliers.
Lindi Schneck's Barbell Drop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , Deciding the size.
Step 4
Use this reference mark to make consistent loops at the end of each staple shape, by grasping the bent end with the marked round nose pliers and rolling the tool back toward the wire, leaving one end slightly open and tightly closing the other end.
Lindi Schneck's Barbell Drop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , Making loops, leaving one side open.
Step 5
Make headpin charms with a wrapped loop on each of the headpins.
Lindi Schneck's Barbell Drop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , Making headpin charms with a wrapped loop.
Lindi Schneck's Barbell Drop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , Making headpin charms with a wrapped loop.
Lindi Schneck's Barbell Drop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , Making headpin charms with a wrapped loop.
Step 6
Insert each of the headpin charms into an open loop at the end of each barbell and close the loop firmly.
Lindi Schneck's Barbell Drop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , Adding charms to the loops.
Step 7
Open each 4mm jump ring, insert and arrange the finished barbell drops as desired, then close the ring completely. Add this completed jump ring component to your favorite ear posts or ear wires.
Lindi Schneck's Barbell Drop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , Putting everything together.