Kristal Wick's Bow Wow Garden Earrings, Wire Jewelry Design. Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. .

Bow Wow Garden Earrings

by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Lashing, Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Inspired by a color palette I wouldn't normally select, these quick earrings are fun to make!

Materials

Sterling Silver Beading Hoop 40mm - Pack of 2
K19-22
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.82
  • Gold Club Price: $2.12
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28 Gauge Round Dead Soft Argentium .940 Silver Wire
H19-28D
  • Lesson Quantity: 40.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $2.71
  • Gold Club Price: $2.03
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11/0 seed beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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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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Single 3rd Hand with Tweezer and Base
HOL-165.00
  • HOL-165.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $18.97
  • Gold Club Price: $14.23
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4 Inch Wire Jewelry Cushion Clamp - Pack of 2
G10-2-2
  • G10-2-2
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $18.95
  • Gold Club Price: $14.21
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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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Instructions
Step 1
Optional: I use a third hand when wire wrapping. It makes the job much easier!
Cut a 20" piece of wire and one end wrap around the base of the earring 5-8 times. Trim the tail and squeeze the wires together tightly using the nylon jaw pliers.

Kristal Wick's Bow Wow Garden Earrings - , Wire Jewelry Design, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, wrap the wire around the earring
Step 2
Position the wire so the end is coming out from under the earring base. String 7 seed beads onto the wire.
Kristal Wick's Bow Wow Garden Earrings - , Wire Jewelry Design, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, string 7 seed beads
Step 3
Going over the top of the earring base, form a beaded scallop, or petal, and wrap the wire twice around the earring again.
Kristal Wick's Bow Wow Garden Earrings - , Wire Jewelry Design, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, form a petal and wrap the wire again
Step 4
Repeat steps #2 and #3 until you reach the end of the earring base. Gently shape the beaded scallops if needed. Squeeze each wire wrap using the nylon jaw pliers to keep them firmly in place as you go along. Trim excess wire. Repeat all steps for the second earring.
Kristal Wick's Bow Wow Garden Earrings - , Wire Jewelry Design, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, trim excess wire