Kristal Wick's Boho Wildflowers Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Texturing. This project was inspired by a beautiful image of a random wildflower field.

Boho Wildflowers Earrings

by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Dapping, Texturing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This project was inspired by a beautiful image of a random wildflower field. I loved the color combo of copper washers and blue crystals for a pretty boho effect.

Materials

Copper Washer, 24 Gauge, 3/4 Inch, Pack of 6
MET-530.10
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.98
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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20 Gauge Round Silver Plated American Blue Copper Craft Wire - 25 ft
H17-J20-25FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.95
  • Gold Club Price: $5.96
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Gold Filled Head Pins with 1.2mm Ball 26ga 1.5 inch - Pack of 10
J8-39
  • Lesson Quantity: 10.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.00
  • Gold Club Price: $4.50
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6mm Aquamarine 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-56B
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.77
  • Gold Club Price: $2.08
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4mm Light Sapphire 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Bead - Pack of 10
A13-129A
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.57
  • Gold Club Price: $1.18
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Gold Filled Hook Wire 20.5mm - Pack of 10
J19-70
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.52
  • Gold Club Price: $9.39
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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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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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Wubbers Artisan's Mark 4 Pc Texture Hammer Set
HAM-6100
  • HAM-6100
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $99.95
  • Gold Club Price: $74.96
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Steel Bench Block 4x4 Inch - Pack of 1
G17-10
  • G17-10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $21.95
  • Gold Club Price: $16.46
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Wubbers Small Bail Making Pliers
G2-1301
  • G2-1301
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $24.95
  • Gold Club Price: $18.71
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Liver of Sulfur 4 oz
SOL-600.04
  • SOL-600.04
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $16.95
  • Gold Club Price: $12.71
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WireJewelry Ultra Pro Micro Abrasive Polishing Pads, 20 pack
G9-5-20PK
  • G9-5-20PK
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $8.95
  • Gold Club Price: $6.71
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Instructions
Step 1
Using a texture hammer and block, hammer the front of 10 washers until you are pleased with the texture.

*Optional step: Patina washers using Liver of Sulfur or my cheater patina method: https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_tips_techniques/Cheater-Patina_488.html.
Kristal Wick's Boho Wildflowers Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Texturing, textured copper washer earrings
Step 2
I used 5 decreasing sizes of washers per earring. You can also use 3 of the same size if desired for a similar effect. Just be sure to watch out for heaviness on your earlobes!
Kristal Wick's Boho Wildflowers Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Texturing, textured copper washer earrings
Step 3
Make 10 crystal dangles by sliding a crystal onto a headpin and making a simple loop.
See how to make a simple loop here: https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_videos/Consistent-Simple-Loops_11.html.
Kristal Wick's Boho Wildflowers Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Texturing, textured copper washer earrings
Step 4
Create colored links by cutting 10 pieces of 1.5" wire and rolling the wire end around the largest bail of the Wubbers pliers.
Kristal Wick's Boho Wildflowers Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Texturing, textured copper washer earrings
Step 5
Roll the other wire end going in the opposite direction around the largest bail of the Wubbers pliers.
Kristal Wick's Boho Wildflowers Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Texturing, textured copper washer earrings
Step 6
Open one link loop and insert the largest washer. Open the other end of the link loop and insert smaller washer and a crystal dangle. Close loop. Repeat for all 5 washers.
Kristal Wick's Boho Wildflowers Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Texturing, textured copper washer earrings
Step 7
Attach an ear wire to the top link. Repeat steps for the other earring.
Kristal Wick's Boho Wildflowers Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Texturing, textured copper washer earrings