Erika Pal's Loop in Loop Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. In this tutorial you will learn multiple techniques which you can incorporate in your own designs as well.
Loop in Loop Earrings
by Erika Pal
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
In this tutorial you will learn multiple techniques which you can incorporate in your own designs as well.
Feel free to sell your jewelry made with this tutorial. The tutorial itself can not be reproduced, neither parts of it.
Permission is required to give classes teaching this design. For permission contact: wirearttutorials@gmail.com

Materials

18 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 16.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $3.38
  • Gold Club Price: $2.53
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22 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-22H
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.33
  • Gold Club Price: $0.25
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Tools

6 Step Barrel Plier - Pack of 1
G2-503
  • G2-503
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $18.95
  • Gold Club Price: $14.21
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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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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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Instructions
Step 1
Materials and tools for this project are shown on this picture.
I will use 18ga (1 mm) and 22ga (0.6 mm) wires. And Swarovski butterfly beads.
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Step 2
Cut an 8 inches (20 cm) long wire of the 18ga (1 mm) wire. Hold the right end of this wire tight within the ends of the bail making pliers, in a way that the
thinner end of the pliers is on the top.
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Step 3
Bend the wire around the thinner end of the pliers, bending it clockwise. In this way we have to make a loop around the thinner end of the bail making pliers, as
shown here.
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Step 4
Separate the wire from the pliers. Hold the longer wire end tight within your fingers, then move the end of the loop slightly downwards, to position it below
the longer wire end.
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Step 5
Position the loop around the same end of the pliers. Here you can see that the end of the loop is positioned slightly below the longer end of the wire, so we can
continue to bend it.
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Step 6
Now bend it one more time around the thinner end of the bail making pliers, as shown here.
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Step 7
Turn the thicker end of the pliers around the loops in a way that the longer wire end is on the back and the wire end of the first loop is on the front.
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Step 8
Now continue to bend the wire end around the plier end until we have 2 complete loops and the longer wire end meets with the initial end of the wire.
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Step 9
Separate the wire from the pliers. This is the result - we must get a double loop.
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Step 10
Keep the wire end of the loops on the front. Now hold the longer wire end tight within the center of the bail making pliers, in a way that the central thinner end of the pliers is on the top.
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Step 11
Bend the wire around the top plier end as shown here, bending it clockwise.
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Step 12
Now bend the loops close to the pliers, until the loops meets with the plier end where we are bending the wire.
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Step 13
Continue to bend the wire around the pliers, crossing the wire end above the loops as shown here.
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Step 14
Now turn the pliers in a way that the double loop is positioned close to the thicker central pliers end.
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Step 15
Continue to bend the wire around the pliers until you make another half loop with it around the thinner central plier end, as shown here.
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Step 16
Separate the wire from the pliers. This is the result we must get.
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Step 17
Hold the wire tight within the bottom of the bail making pliers, in a way that the bigger loop we recently made is positioned close to the pliers and the thicker end of the bottom part of the pliers is on the lower side.
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Step 18
Bend the bigger loop close to the pliers as shown here, bending it over the thicker end of the pliers
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Step 19
Now bend the wire all around the pliers as shown in this picture.
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Step 20
Turn the pliers in a way that the loops are positioned on the right side of the pliers, as shown here.
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Step 21
Now continue to bend the wire around the pliers until you make another half loop with the wire, as shown here. Separate the wire from the pliers. This is the result we must get.
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Step 22
Hold the bottom center of the bigger loop tight within the ends of the bail making pliers, in a way that the thinner end of the pliers is on the lower side.
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Step 23
Now bend the wire around the thinner end of the pliers.
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Step 24
Reposition the pliers in a way that the thicker end of the pliers is on the right side of the recently made small loop.
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Step 25
Now continue to bend the wire around the thinner plier end until you have 1 and half loops and the wire end is pointed to the right side direction, as shown here.
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Step 26
Separate the wire from the pliers. This is the result we must get.
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Step 27
At the bottom center of the small loop we recently made, hold the wire end tight within the chain nose pliers and bend it completely toward yourself as
shown here and on the next picture.
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Step 28
This is the same step from the left side view.
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Step 29
Leave a 1 inch (2.5 cm) long end on the base wire. Cut off the extra wire end.
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Step 30
Close to the last small loop, hold the wire end tight within the bottom part of the bail making pliers, in a way that the thinner end of the pliers is on the left side
(from this point of view).
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Step 31
Bend the wire end around the pliers, to make the ear wire for the earring
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Step 32
Switch to back view of the earring. Now hold the wire end tight within the ends of the bail making pliers and bend it slightly toward yourself.
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Step 33
This is the result we must get. I recommend you to use a nail file to make the ear wire smooth.
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Step 34
Now we will add the bead to the earring. For this we have to cut a 2 inches (5 cm) long wire of the 22ga (0.6 mm) wire.
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Step 35
Hold the center of this 22ga (0.6 mm) wire tight within the ends of the chain nose pliers, then bend the left half 90 Degrees upwards, as shown here.
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Step 36
Add your bead to the vertical end of the wire, as shown here.
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Step 37
Make sure that the horizontal end of the wire is on the back of the bead then bend it completely upwards behind the bead.
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Step 38
Now bend it to the front above the bead, bending it near the left side of the vertical wire end.
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Step 39
Hold the vertical wire end tight within your fingers then wrap the other wire end 2 times around this wire, as tight as you can.
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Step 40
On the back, cut off the extra end of the recently wrapped wire.
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Step 41
Pinch the short wire end snugly against the vertical wire with chain nose pliers
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Step 42
Hold the bead tight between your fingers then move the vertical wire end slightly toward yourself, as shown here from the right side view.
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Step 43
Hold the wire end tight within the ends of the bail making pliers in a way that the thinner end of the pliers is on the back.
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Step 44
Bend the wire end all around the thinner end of the pliers, bending it downwards on the back.
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Step 45
Separate the beaded wire from the pliers. This is the result we must get from the right side view.
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Step 46
Insert the wire end of the beaded wire into the small loop at the bottom of the earring, as shown here.
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Step 47
Bend the wire end to the front on the right side of the wrapped part of the beaded wire.
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Step 48
With the help of the chain nose pliers bend this short wire end around the same wire at the top of the previously wrapped part, as shown here.
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Step 49
Pressure the wire end with the chain nose pliers until it is completely closed.
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Step 50
This is the result we must get.
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Step 51
Now we have to repeat all these steps one more time, to make the second earring.
Your beautiful earrings are ready.
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