Judy Freyer Thompson's Geometric Wire Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, . Using some simple bends in a length of wire can create a stunning pair of earrings, customize them by using different beads.
Geometric Wire Earrings
by Judy Freyer Thompson
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping, Twisting
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Using some simple bends in a length of wire can create a stunning pair of earrings, customize them by using different beads.

Materials

18 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-18D
  • Lesson Quantity: 18.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $2.81
  • Gold Club Price: $2.11
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Gold Filled Ball & Coil Earwire 22mm - Pack of 2
J19-19
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.47
  • Gold Club Price: $1.85
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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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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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Premium Steel Bench Block 2 1/2 X 2 1/2
G17-9
  • G17-9
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $15.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.98
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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: $13.97
  • Gold Club Price: $10.48
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Optional Tools
Wubbers Triangle Mandrel Pliers - Jumbo
PLR-1490
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $44.97
  • Gold Club Price: $33.73
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Wubbers Triangle Mandrel Pliers - Large
PLR-1480
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $43.97
  • Gold Club Price: $32.98
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut the wire in half to yield (2) 8" pieces and sand using the 400 grit sandpaper. Measure and mark the center on both wires. Then measure and mark 3/8" on either side of the center mark.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Geometric Wire Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , cut the wire in half
Step 2
Using the flat nose pliers, make a 90° bend at one 3/8" mark. Slide your desired bead on the other end, then make a 90° bend the opposite way.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Geometric Wire Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , make a bend
Judy Freyer Thompson's Geometric Wire Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , slide on the bead
Step 3
From the 90° bends, measure ½"and mark. Using the flat nose pliers, make a bend at the ½" mark.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Geometric Wire Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , make a bend
Step 4
Measure and make a mark at ¾". Using the flat nose pliers, bend to form a triangle.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Geometric Wire Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , measure and mark
Judy Freyer Thompson's Geometric Wire Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , make a bend
Step 5
Measure and mark 7/8" from the tip of the triangle. Using the round nose pliers, make a gentle bend in the wire, bringing the tail to the center by the bead.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Geometric Wire Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , measure and bend
Step 6
Using the round nose pliers, begin a bend in the wire where it crosses over the middle.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Geometric Wire Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , begin a bend
Step 7
Hold the assembly with the chain nose pliers, using bent nose pliers, begin to wrap the tails on either side of the bead. Trim as necessary and tuck the ends.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Geometric Wire Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , begin to wrap
Step 8
Lightly flatten the triangle parts of the earring using the flat face of the chasing hammer on the steel bench block. Attach ear wires.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Geometric Wire Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , flatten the wire
Judy Freyer Thompson's Geometric Wire Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, , attach ear wires