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Daisy Chain Earrings
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Cutting, Dapping, Forging, Hole Punching, Making Loops, Oxidizing / Antiquing, Texturing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I've been a fan of the pattern wire for years and decided to create an unconventional way to use it. One inch pieces worked well for earrings but you could shorten or lengthen them easily. I hammered a little texture on the edges, brought out the pattern design with some patina and added a splash of sparkle with wire wrapped crystals. I played with the design idea of adding more crystals but didn't want to distract from the busy wire pattern. Explore your creative style and add other fun baubles such as pearls, seed beads and spacers.

Materials

Daisy Chain Red Brass Pattern Wire - 3 Feet
H25-3F
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.23
  • Gold Club Price: $9.92
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4mm Blue Zircon 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-17A
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.00
  • Gold Club Price: $1.50
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4mm Aquamarine 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-56A
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.97
  • Gold Club Price: $1.48
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4mm Topaz 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-65A
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.97
  • Gold Club Price: $1.48
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Gold Filled Head Pin (016) 26GA 2 inch - Pack of 10
J8-28
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.96
  • Gold Club Price: $2.97
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Gold Filled Earwire w/ 3mm Ball 17.35mm - Pack of 10
J19-61
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $11.66
  • Gold Club Price: $8.75
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Gold Filled Jump Ring Open (.025) 22ga. (OD) 6mm (ID) 5.1mm - Pack of 25
J11-177
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $10.74
  • Gold Club Price: $8.06
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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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Euro Punch Plier 1.50mm
PLR-133.70
  • PLR-133.70
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Liver of Sulphur Gel, 2 Ounce Bottle
SOL-610.02
  • SOL-610.02
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.95
  • Gold Club Price: $9.71
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Ultra-Polish Pads, 20 pack
POL-695.00
  • POL-695.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $8.95
  • Gold Club Price: $6.71
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11 Piece Wood Dapping Set
DAP-160.00
  • DAP-160.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $64.97
  • Gold Club Price: $48.73
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Chasing Hammer - Flat Faced with Polished Wooden Handle - Pack of 1
G3-13
  • G3-13
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $11.97
  • Gold Club Price: $8.98
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Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks
DAP-500.30
  • DAP-500.30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $29.95
  • Gold Club Price: $22.46
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Economy Needle File Set, 6 Piece Set
FIL-993.00
  • FIL-993.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.95
  • Gold Club Price: $5.96
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Xuron Flush Cutter - Pack of 1
G2-504
  • G2-504
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $24.95
  • Gold Club Price: $18.71
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Instructions
Step 1
Using your wire cutters, cut a 1" piece of Daisy Chain Pattern Wire. Trim a tiny bit off of all four corners.
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Step 2
Using your file, smooth out all four corners to round the edges.
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Step 3
Hammer a texture into the edges by using your chasing hammer.
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Step 4
Punch a hole in the top center.
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Step 5
Dome the piece by placing it in the center of the dapping block impression it fits into best. Place your dapping punch on top of it and gently tap with a hammer a few times until you're satisfied with the arch.
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Step 6
Patina the piece using liver of sulfur or by coloring over the pattern with a permanent black marker making sure to get the ink into all the deep crevices.
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Step 7
Let the ink dry fully and then remove most of it by rubbing a polish pad over the top of the pattern.
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Step 8
Create 3 crystal dangles by making a wrapped loop.
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Step 9
Connect the pattern wire piece with the crystal dangles using a jump ring. Attach the ear wire to the same jump ring. Repeat for all steps for the other earring.
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