Albina Manning's Crystal Ear Cuff, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. The Ear cuff is a great way to decorate your ears even if they are not pierced.
Crystal Ear Cuff
by Albina Manning
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
The Ear cuff is a great way to decorate your ears even if they are not pierced. It just wraps right around your ear and that's it!

Materials

22 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-22H
  • Lesson Quantity: 7.50 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.70
  • Gold Club Price: $1.27
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6mm Crystal 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-53B
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.97
  • Gold Club Price: $1.48
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8mm Crystal 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
A13-53C
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.57
  • Gold Club Price: $1.93
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Tools

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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Premium Nylon Jaw Pliers
G2-35
  • G2-35
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.21
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6 Step Barrel Plier - Pack of 1
G2-503
  • G2-503
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $18.95
  • Gold Club Price: $14.21
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut 7 1/2 ” of 22 ga round wire. Bend it in two, so one end is 4″ long
Albina Manning's Crystal Ear Cuff - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Cut 22 gauge round wire.
Step 2
Using the widest part of the step barrel pliers start curling from the bent end.
Albina Manning's Crystal Ear Cuff - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Curling the wire.
Albina Manning's Crystal Ear Cuff - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Curling the wire.
Step 3
With flat nose pliers, grab two wires just across the bend as shown. Bend the wires at the angle of 90.
Albina Manning's Crystal Ear Cuff - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Bend at 90 degrees.
Albina Manning's Crystal Ear Cuff - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Bend at 90 degrees.
Step 4
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.
Albina Manning's Crystal Ear Cuff - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Chain nose pliers to bend wire further.
Step 5
Slide one 6mm crystal on the shortest wire end.
Albina Manning's Crystal Ear Cuff - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Adding crystal.
Step 6
Grasp the very end with the very tip of your round nose pliers and make a full loop (“p” shape).
Albina Manning's Crystal Ear Cuff - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Make full loop.
Step 7
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.
Albina Manning's Crystal Ear Cuff - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Round nose pliers to make a drop shape loop.
Step 8
Make the third loop symmetrically to the first one (use the very tip of pliers).
Albina Manning's Crystal Ear Cuff - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Make third loop.
Step 9
You may want to “flatten” just made “trefoil” using nylon jaw pliers.
Albina Manning's Crystal Ear Cuff - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Flatten with nylon jaw pliers.
Step 10
Slide one 6mm and one 8mm crystals on the other wire end.
Step 11
Repeat steps 6-9 to make a “trefoil”.
Step 12
Curve two wires with crystals and trefoils down with your fingers. First, curve the shortest end down, and than two-crystal end.
Step 13
Adjust the ear cuff if necessary.
Albina Manning's Crystal Ear Cuff - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Adjust ear cuff.