Sonja Kiser's Chain Heart Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. Wrapped loops are a great technique to master.
Chain Heart Earrings
by Sonja Kiser
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Wrapped loops are a great technique to master. Insert chains and beads to create these cool earrings that are in constant motion. Although the pattern uses 14mm crystal hearts, it can later be adapted to contain a variety of items such as a briolette or teardrop.

Materials

21 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-21H
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.59
  • Gold Club Price: $1.19
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Silver Filled Cable Chain Oval 4.6x3.2mm - 10 Feet
C10-324U
  • Lesson Quantity: 7.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $27.97
  • Gold Club Price: $20.98
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Crystal hearts, drilled side to side 14mm
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Sterling Silver Beads Bright 3mm - Pack of 25
K9-140
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $2.57
  • Gold Club Price: $1.93
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6mm Jet 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-93B
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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Silver Filled Earwire w/ 3mm Ball & Coil 20mm - Pack of 10
S19-26
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $3.40
  • Gold Club Price: $2.55
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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 Plier
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: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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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
Using 21-gauge round half hard wire, straighten and then cut four pieces each 3" long. Cut four pieces of chain each 1 1/4" long.
Step 2
Measure and mark two of the 3" pieces of wire at 1" from one end. At each mark, use chain nose pliers to make a 90 degree angle.
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Step 3
On each bent wire, at each bend, use round nose pliers to make a loop. Open the loop slightly and insert one end of a piece of the chain into it. Finish making the wrapped loop, wrapping three times and then trim the extra wire.
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Step 4
On each chained wire, after the wrapped loop, thread on a 3mm sterling silver bead, a 14mm crystal heart and another 3mm sterling silver bead.
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Step 5
Match the space needed for the wrapped segment under the loop by placing chain nose pliers over the wraps made on the first end. Mark across the pliers at the point where the wire goes through the wrap. Place the marked jaw on the extended wire next to the bead and make a 90-degree bend, in the same direction as the first.
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Step 6
Use round nose pliers at this bend to make another loop, inserting another piece of chain before wrapping it in. Note: Do not make this so tight that the beads have no room to move.
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Sonja Kiser's Chain Heart Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 7
On each of the remaining 3" round wires, measure and mark 1" from one end and make a 90-degree bend, and use round nose pliers to begin loops.
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Step 8
Open each loop slightly and insert the two top ends of a heart component. Complete the wrapped loop, locking the chains in place.
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Step 9
Place one 3mm sterling silver round bead and two 6mm round crystal beads on the extended wires of each component, and finish by making a wrapped loop.
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Step 10
Attached each component to an ear wire.
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