Albina Manning's Fan Fun Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. I do enjoy working with colored craft wire.
Fan Fun Earrings
by Albina Manning
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I do enjoy working with colored craft wire. The following is an easy pattern for earrings that can be made in less than an hour!

Materials

24 Gauge Round Purple Enameled Craft Wire - 60 ft
H5-J24-60FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 18.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.60
  • Gold Club Price: $4.20
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Silver Filled Earwire w/ 2mm Ball 18mm - Pack of 10
S19-22
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $3.54
  • Gold Club Price: $2.66
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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 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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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: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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12 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler
G7-30
  • G7-30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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Scotch 3/4 Inch Painters Tape for Taping Wires Together
G13-5
  • G13-5
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.97
  • Gold Club Price: $4.48
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5 Piece Steel Mandrel Set
G7-5
  • G7-5
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $8.97
  • Gold Club Price: $6.73
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Instructions
Step 1
Make a shaping device by temporarily taping the two round items together as shown.
Albina Manning's Fan Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Shaping device being made.
Step 2
For each earring, use one piece of cut wire (9" or 23cm long). Leaving a tail of 2 ½" (6cm) long, wrap one length of wire around the newly made device 6 or 7 times, stopping when you have about 3/8" (1cm) of wire left.
Albina Manning's Fan Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Cutting wire.
Step 3
Carefully remove the coil from the device. Notice that the coil is slightly twisted, which is fine.
Albina Manning's Fan Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Removing coil.
Step 4
Use either round or chain nose pliers to hold the coil, by placing them inside the coil from the end with the shorter tail, in the smaller curve of the coil.
Albina Manning's Fan Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Holding coil with round nose pliers.
Step 5
Use your fingers to wrap the longer tail of wire back along the top of the coil, and then inside the coil, coming out on the back side of where it began.
Albina Manning's Fan Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Wrapping end around coil.
Step 6
Remove the pliers and hold the wrapped coil with your fingers and use the longer wire to make one more wrap around the coil.
Albina Manning's Fan Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Wrapping around coil.
Albina Manning's Fan Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Wrapping around coil.
Step 7
Albina Manning's Fan Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Using Round nose pliers to wrap a loop.
Albina Manning's Fan Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Using Round nose pliers to wrap a loop.
Step 8
Wrap the end of the loop wire back under and around the coil, heading away from the loop, two times to show. Now trim and tuck the wire end. Use chain nose pliers to carefully slide both sets of wraps toward the center of the coil, so they are positioned on each side of the wrapped loop.
Albina Manning's Fan Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Wrapping the loops around the coil a few more times.
Albina Manning's Fan Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Wrapping the loops around the coil a few more times.
Step 9
Use your fingers to gently pull the coils (or petals) apart, one at a time, sliding each one toward its respective side.
Albina Manning's Fan Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Pulling coils apart.
Albina Manning's Fan Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Pulling coils apart.
Step 10
Make sure the petals are equally separated. Then attach an ear wire and make the second earring in the same manner as the first.
Albina Manning's Fan Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Evenly separated petals.