Debora Mauser 's Free Swinging Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. You'll have so much fun making these earrings! Use your favorite Swarovski Crystals to match coordinating beads.
Free Swinging Earrings
by Debora Mauser
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
You'll have so much fun making these earrings! Use your favorite Swarovski Crystals to match coordinating beads.

Materials

18 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.50 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.65
  • Gold Club Price: $0.49
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Head pins Copper, 2-1/2 inches or longer
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Small copper chain
  • Lesson Quantity: 11.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Iron Zebra Jasper 15x30mm Oval Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-217
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.97
  • Gold Club Price: $7.48
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6mm Jet 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-93B
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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6mm Light Topaz 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-21B
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.57
  • Gold Club Price: $1.93
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Sterling Silver Earwire w/ Ball & Coil 19.5mm - Pack of 2
K19-40
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $1.47
  • Gold Club Price: $1.10
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Tools

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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Lindstrom Supreme Round Nose Pliers
G2-7590
  • G2-7590
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $34.95
  • Gold Club Price: $26.21
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Lindstrom 80-Series Small Tapered Head Cutter
G2-8144
  • G2-8144
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $69.97
  • Gold Club Price: $52.48
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut the small chain into four pieces. Two will be 3.25” and 2 will be 2.25.

Add the ear wire to the middle of the longest chain. Repeat for the second earring.
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Step 2
Using Swarovski Crystals, make 4 closed loop drops. In one color make the drop 4 wraps down, in the other color 2 wraps. The number of wraps change change, but one color should definitely be longer to keep the drops from being the same length. Set aside. .
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Debora Mauser 's Free Swinging Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Making closed loop drops.
Step 3
Cut the 18 gauge wire in half. Use your small round nose pliers and make an open loop. .
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Step 4
Swing open the loop and slide on the components as follows, the last loop of the small chain, the longest crystal, the shortest crystal and then the end loop of the longest chain (the one with the earring wires).
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Step 5
Close loop. Slide on focal bead.
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Step 6
Make another open loop in the second end of the 18 gauge wire. Trim wire if necessary. Repeat the assembly of the components, in the same order. Make sure that the ends of the open loop are facing upwards. Tighten the loops if necessary.

Repeat for second earring. Add a finishing patina if you like, or wear your earrings shiny. Enjoy!
Debora Mauser 's Free Swinging Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Repeating steps for second piece.