Albina Manning's Crystal Drop Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. .
Crystal Drop Earrings
by Albina Manning
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Coiling, Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials

18 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $3.65
  • Gold Club Price: $2.73
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26 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-26D
  • Lesson Quantity: 10.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 10FT
  • Price: $5.10
  • Gold Club Price: $3.82
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Sterling Silver Jump Ring Open (.030) 20ga. (OD) 6mm (ID) 4.27mm - Pack of 10
K11-29
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $2.52
  • Gold Club Price: $1.89
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5x14mm faceted flat briolette beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Sterling Silver Earwire w/ Ball & Coil 19.5mm - Pack of 2
K19-40
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $1.47
  • Gold Club Price: $1.10
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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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Wood Ring Mandrel - Pack of 1
G7-55
  • G7-55
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $11.95
  • Gold Club Price: $8.96
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Marker -extra fine
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Instructions
Step 1
Determine the place on your round object (mandrel) where the size of the briolette matches with object's diameter.
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Step 2
Shape the wire around the mandrel so you have a teardrop shape. While shaping, one end of the wire has barely to cross another wire end.
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Step 3
Cut the wire. The teardrop wire frame will be slightly bigger than the briolette.
Pro Tip: Make the second wire frame after finishing the first one, so both of your frames will be identical.
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Step 4
Place the briolette inside the wire frame. Mark the frame across the briolette's holes.
Pro Tip: Notice that wire ends are slightly crossing each other.
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Step 5
Leaving 2" (5cm) wire end, start coiling the wire frame with 26-gauge wire.
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Step 6
While coiling, move the coil towards the mark on the other end.
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Step 7
Continue coiling until the space between the marks is filled. Cut the wire end leaving 2" (5cm) tail.
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Step 8
Pass both wire ends through the briolette.
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Step 9
Place the briolette facing you. Using round nose pliers, make a loop away from you. Repeat with another end.
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Step 10
Repeat with another loop. After that, the loops have to be parallel.
Step 11
Using 2" wire tail, make two wraps around the frame and then wrap two times around two wires coming from briolette’s hole (red arrow).
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Step 12
Using round nose pliers, center the loops bending them towards you.
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Step 13
Open the jump ring and slide it through the loops. Slide an ear wire on the jump-ring. Close the jump-ring.
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Step 14
Finish the second earring in the same manner. Here is Albina's Kidney Ear Wire Pattern - you can make those ear wires yourself!
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