Cut 7 1/2 ” of 22 ga round wire. Bend it in two, so one end is 4″ long
Using the widest part of the step barrel pliers start curling from the bent end.
With flat nose pliers, grab two wires just across the bend as shown. Bend the wires at the angle of 90.
Using chain nose pliers, bend back one wire at a time. Remember part with “hook” will go behind your ear and two wires will go in front.
Slide one 6mm crystal on the shortest wire end.
Grasp the very end with the very tip of your round nose pliers and make a full loop (“p” shape).
Using your round nose pliers again, grip the wire next to the first loop. Try to grip the wire at the lower point in your pliers so the loop will be a little bit bigger. This loop has to have a drop shape.
Make the third loop symmetrically to the first one (use the very tip of pliers).
You may want to “flatten” just made “trefoil” using nylon jaw pliers.
Slide one 6mm and one 8mm crystals on the other wire end.
Repeat steps 6-9 to make a “trefoil”.
Curve two wires with crystals and trefoils down with your fingers. First, curve the shortest end down, and than two-crystal end.
Adjust the ear cuff if necessary.
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Albina Manning was born in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia, a small town not far from Volga River. Ever since she was a child, she has loved doing anything by hand, especially knitting and sewing. Albina graduated from Mari State Pedagogical Institute and then worked for 9 years as a certificated elementary and physical education teacher in her hometown.
In 2003 Albina moved to Arizona. Her work Bonsai Shakkan has been used by Fire Mountain Gems both as a back cover advertisement and inside their catalog. In 2009 Albina won the 1st Place Gold Medal award with 'Inca's Gold Necklace' in FMG's wirework category. In 2011, she won Bronze Medal with 'Nautilus' Necklace in FMG's wirework & Chain category, and in 2012 - Bronze Medal with "Silver Rain" jewelry set in Metal Jewelry Designs (FMG).
Albina have been published in the 'Art Bead Circle Magazine', German 'Perlen Poesie', Russian 'Fashion' magazine, 'Step by Step Wire', and in a book 'Mixed Media Jewelry Techniques'.
The latest success is 'Coiling and Weaving' 3-DVD series devoted to working with round wire to create beautiful designs was released in April 2011 through Wire-Sculpture.com.
Albina Manning now enjoys teaching private classes, classes at Gem and Bead Mall, and at the J.O.G.S Gem & Jewelry Show in Tucson.
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