Kimberly Newman's Fading Ladder Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Lashing, Wire Lashing. Simple but dynamic ladder earrings that sparkle with crystals of changing hues of color.
Fading Ladder Earrings
by Kimberly Newman
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Forging, Lashing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Simple but dynamic ladder earrings that sparkle with crystals of changing hues of color. Change them up if you like, with your own favorite beads.

Materials

18 Gauge Half Round Silver Plated Silver Copper Craft Wire - 12 ft
H17-I18HR-12FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.40
  • Gold Club Price: $5.55
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24 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-24H
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $1.13
  • Gold Club Price: $0.85
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8mm Montana Blue Swarovski bicone
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
6mm Swarovski Denim Blue bicone
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
4mm Light Azore Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-22A
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.00
  • Gold Club Price: $1.50
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Ear Wires Copper
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
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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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Round Nose Wire Pliers
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: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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Chasing Hammer with Wooden Handle, 1 1/8 Inch Face
G3-27
  • G3-27
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.95
  • Gold Club Price: $10.46
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Steel and Wood Bench Block 3x3 Inch
G17-25
  • G17-25
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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SANDING SPONGES ASST- 5PC- 1EA GRIT 100-400
ABR-600.90
  • ABR-600.90
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Instructions
Step 1
Measure and cut one 4" piece of 18 gauge wire, and four 3" pieces of 24 gauge copper wire.
Kimberly Newman's Fading Ladder Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Lashing, Wire Lashing, measure and cut
Step 2
Use a Sharpie to mark the halfway point, at 2", on the 18g wire.
Kimberly Newman's Fading Ladder Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Lashing, Wire Lashing, mark the halfway point
Step 3
Mark the round-nose pliers ¼ inch from the tips to ensure the same size loop at the top for both earrings.
Kimberly Newman's Fading Ladder Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Lashing, Wire Lashing, mark your round nose pliers
Step 4
Line up the center mark on the 18g wire with the mark on the round-nose pliers and bend wire in half over the pliers.
Kimberly Newman's Fading Ladder Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Lashing, Wire Lashing, bend the wire over the pliers
Step 5
With round-nose pliers, squeeze together the wire underneath the bend, creating a round bend at the top.
Kimberly Newman's Fading Ladder Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Lashing, Wire Lashing, squeeze the wire
Step 6
Take one piece of 3" copper wire, wrap four times tightly under the bend ending on the same side.
Trim excess wire with cutters and press in the ends with chain-nose pliers.
Kimberly Newman's Fading Ladder Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Lashing, Wire Lashing, wrap the neck
Kimberly Newman's Fading Ladder Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Lashing, Wire Lashing, trim the ends
Step 7
Separate the bottom of earring to ½ inch apart, measure from the bottom up on each side, and mark with Sharpie at ¼ inch.
Kimberly Newman's Fading Ladder Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Lashing, Wire Lashing, mark the sides
Step 8
On the steel block, hammer the ends of the wire until they resemble a paddle stopping, at the ¼ inch mark.

With the sanding block, round the bottom edges of the ends of the wire. Then sand the paddles, front and back, until the copper shows through.
Kimberly Newman's Fading Ladder Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Lashing, Wire Lashing, hammer the ends
Kimberly Newman's Fading Ladder Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Lashing, Wire Lashing, sand the ends
Step 9
Take a second piece copper wire and wrap it three times on one side of the earring, right above paddle. String on the 8mm Montana Blue crystal and wrap the other end around the other side of the earring, pulling the wire for a snug fit. Trim excess and press the ends against the frame with chain-nose pliers.
Kimberly Newman's Fading Ladder Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Lashing, Wire Lashing, lash on a crystal
Step 10
Repeat Step 9 to attach the 6mm Denim Blue and 4 mm Azore Light crystal. Finish by adding ear wire to the top loop. Repeat all steps for the second earring.

Kimberly Newman's Fading Ladder Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Lashing, Wire Lashing, trim
Kimberly Newman's Fading Ladder Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Lashing, Wire Lashing, fading ladder earrings