Judy Freyer Thompson's Elegant Earrings Take 2, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Filing, Finishing, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Drilling, Drill. This earring design is the perfect frame for 2-hole beads.
Elegant Earrings Take 2
by Judy Freyer Thompson
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Filing / Finishing, Forging, Drilling
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This earring design is the perfect frame for 2-hole beads. Use any metal that complements your own beads. The forging adds a lovely texture above the bead.

Materials

12 Gauge Silver Enameled Aluminum Wire - 40FT
H14-V12-40FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.75
  • Gold Club Price: $5.06
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Sterling Silver Earwires 21.5mm w/ 1.5mm Bead - Pack of 2
K19-49
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.27
  • Gold Club Price: $0.95
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2-hole metal sliders
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
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Tools

Deluxe V-Slot Bench Pin with Clamp
BPN-105.00
  • BPN-105.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.97
  • Gold Club Price: $5.98
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Flat Face Chasing Hammer
HAM-161.00
  • HAM-161.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Ultimate wire-pliers Set
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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6PC File Set
FIL-912.10
  • FIL-912.10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $39.97
  • Gold Club Price: $29.98
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Swivel-Headed Pin Vise
PIN-220.00
  • PIN-220.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.57
  • Gold Club Price: $4.18
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Steel Bench Block 4x4 Inch - Pack of 1
G17-10
  • G17-10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $19.97
  • Gold Club Price: $14.98
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Wubbers Jumbo Round Mandrel Pliers
G2-1305
  • G2-1305
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $35.97
  • Gold Club Price: $26.98
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Diamond Coated 3/32 Drill Bits - Set of 6
G26-55
  • G26-55
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $38.97
  • Gold Club Price: $29.23
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WET/DRY PAPER 9 X 11 ASST- 20PC- 2EA GRIT 180-3000
ABR-500.90
  • ABR-500.90
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut two lengths of aluminum wire 6" long using the wire cutters from the Ultimate Wire Pliers Set. Cut the ends to points as shown; this will assist in threading the wire through the holes in the sliders.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Elegant Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Drilling, Drill, cut the wire
Step 2
Mark the center the wires. Grasp the wire at the mark with the flat nose pliers and make an approximate ΒΌ" 'U' in the wire, centered over the mark you made.

Judy Freyer Thompson's Elegant Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Drilling, Drill, mark the center
Judy Freyer Thompson's Elegant Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Drilling, Drill, grasp the center
Step 3
Carefully thread the wires through the holes in each slider.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Elegant Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Drilling, Drill, string on the bead
Step 4
Rest one slider at a time on the edge of the bench block and flatten the wire using the flat face of the chasing hammer as shown.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Elegant Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Drilling, Drill, flatten the wire
Step 5
Position the wires on the bench block and use the round face of the chasing hammer to add dimension and work harden the tails of the aluminum wire. Trim the wires flush and even.

Judy Freyer Thompson's Elegant Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Drilling, Drill, forge the wire
Judy Freyer Thompson's Elegant Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Drilling, Drill, trim the wires
Step 6
Position the ends on the bench block and flatten the ends into paddles using the round end of the chasing hammer.

Judy Freyer Thompson's Elegant Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Drilling, Drill, hammer into paddles
Step 7
Rest the paddled ends on the bench pin and file rounded using the flat file. Be careful when filing, aluminum is soft and you could quickly remove more material than intended!
Judy Freyer Thompson's Elegant Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Drilling, Drill, file the ends
Step 8
Secure the drill bit in the pin vise and drill one hole in the center of each paddle.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Elegant Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Drilling, Drill, drill holes
Step 9
Using the 600 grit sandpaper, clean up the drilled holes and smooth the paddles. Gently bend the wire tails around the 18 mm side of the Wubbers Jumbo Round Mandrel Pliers
Judy Freyer Thompson's Elegant Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Drilling, Drill, bend around the Wubbers
Step 10
Use a scrap piece of 18 gauge wire to align the drilled holes. Use the flat file to smooth the paddles and make them match if necessary. Attach the ear wires.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Elegant Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Drilling, Drill, align the holes
Judy Freyer Thompson's Elegant Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Drilling, Drill, add ear wire