Kristal Wick's Blue Sky Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Lashing, Wire Lashing. Lashing is a great technique to know because it makes it so easy to attach a string of beads along your armature.
Blue Sky Earrings
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Coiling, Lashing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Lashing is a great technique to know because it makes it so easy to attach a string of beads along your armature. And it looks great too!

Materials

4mm Light Sapphire 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Bead - Pack of 10
A13-129A
  • Lesson Quantity: 52.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 6.00 each
  • Price: $1.57
  • Gold Club Price: $1.18
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6mm Light Sapphire 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-129B
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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20 Gauge Round Dead Soft Nickel Silver Wire
H7-20D
  • Lesson Quantity: 8.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.51
  • Gold Club Price: $0.38
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26 Gauge Round Nickel Silver Craft Wire - 90 ft
H18-E26-90FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.00
  • Gold Club Price: $4.50
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Tools

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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Single Third Hand with Tweezer
HOL-165.00
  • HOL-165.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $10.97
  • Gold Club Price: $8.23
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut two 5.5" of 20 g. wire and make a simple loop at one end.

https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_videos/Perfect-Simple-Loop_14.html
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Step 2
Form a wire into a hoop by wrapping it around the form size you desire. Look for interesting kitchen items for shapes and sizes. I used a glue bottle for this sample.

NOTE: Do the same for the 2nd earring wire at this time. It's easier to shape them at the same time for consistency. It's easier to do them both at once than going back later and trying to match one to the other.
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Step 3
Carefully bend the wire into slight oval and wrap wire end around top loop. You may want to tweak your bending until you're satisfied with the shape. Cut excess wire.
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Step 4
I love using a third hand to hold the wire piece steady and free up both hands as I wire wrap. Place the earring into the jaws of the 3rd Hand. Cut 24" of the 26g. wire and coil around the base starting at the edge of the earring. Once you make a couple coils, using your flat nose pliers, carefully squeeze them and they won't twist around the base wire as easily. Coil ¼" .
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Step 5
Slide a crystal onto the wire and wrap around the base wire twice making sure the crystal is positioned on the edge of the base wire.
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Step 6
Continue lashing the crystals to the frame until you've gone all the way around, finishing up with ¼" of coiling at the top of the earring to match the other side where you started. Trim extra wire and give a slight squeeze with the flat nose pliers. Repeat for second earring. Add ear wires or make your own and you're good to go!

https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_patterns_tutorials/Make-a-Perfect-Pair-of-Ear-Wires_322.html
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