Albina Manning's Lark's Knot Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. .
Lark's Knot Earrings
by Albina Manning
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Dapping, Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Materials

20 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20D
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $2.51
  • Gold Club Price: $1.88
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Sterling Silver Jump Ring Open (.030) 20ga. (OD) 6mm (ID) 4.27mm - Pack of 10
K11-29
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $2.52
  • Gold Club Price: $1.89
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4mm Crystal 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-53A
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.57
  • Gold Club Price: $1.18
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Sterling Silver Earwire w/ Coil - Round Wire 25mm - Pack of 2
K19-42
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $1.07
  • Gold Club Price: $0.80
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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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Flat Face Chasing Hammer with Wood Handle - Economy
G3-14
  • G3-14
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $11.57
  • Gold Club Price: $8.68
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Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks
DAP-500.30
  • DAP-500.30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $29.95
  • Gold Club Price: $22.46
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Instructions
Step 1
Straighten and cut a piece of 20 gauge wire, 2 1/2 inches (65mm) long.
Step 2
Hold the wire with tip of the round nose pliers 7/8 inches (20mm) away from one end and make a loop, so there is a 90 degree angle.
Albina Manning's Lark's Knot Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Making a loop with round nose pliers.
Step 3
Start making the second loop from another wire end, 1/8 inch away from the first loop.
Albina Manning's Lark's Knot Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Making another loop.
Step 4
While making the second loop, make sure that both wire ends are on the same side. The distance between these loops has to be about 1/16 inch. Fold the both loops together, so the cross wire is outside. You may use two sets of pliers for folding.
Albina Manning's Lark's Knot Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Folding the loops together.
Albina Manning's Lark's Knot Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Folding the loops together.
Step 5
You can have both ends the same length, or have one end shorter.
Albina Manning's Lark's Knot Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Measuring ends.
Step 6
Hammer one wire end so it's flattened (I flattened the shortest wire).
Step 7
Slide a crystal/bead on the longest wire and move it towards the knot. Hammer the wire end (watch for the bead, do not smash it.
Albina Manning's Lark's Knot Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Adding bead to the wire.
Step 8
Open a jump-ring, slide through the two loops of the knot and add an ear wire. Close the ring.
Step 9
Make the second earring in the same manner.
Albina Manning's Lark's Knot Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Repeating the second earring.