Kristal Wick's Seabreeze Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. Explore color with this simple earring design.
Seabreeze Earrings
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Explore color with this simple earring design. Change out the crystals to use an monochromatic color palette, or get funky with analogous colors.

Materials

20 Gauge Round Dead Soft Nickel Silver Wire
H7-20D
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $2.12
  • Gold Club Price: $1.59
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8mm Peridot 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
A13-60C
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.57
  • Gold Club Price: $2.68
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6mm Light Sapphire 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-129B
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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4mm Blue Zircon Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-17A
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.00
  • Gold Club Price: $1.50
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Sterling Silver Figaro Chain 1.7 mm 18 inch - Pack of 1
C8-207F
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.48
  • Gold Club Price: $4.86
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Sterling Silver Bead Cap Fancy 8mm - Pack of 5
K9-107
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.27
  • Gold Club Price: $4.70
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Size 8 seed beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 16.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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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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Instructions
Step 1
Make dangles by cutting three pieces of wire 1 + 1/2" long.
Using just the tip of your round nose pliers, coil up the end of the wire to make a spiral tail.
Note: You can make the spiral as large as you want with multiple wraps. Simply adjust the length of wire you cut
Kristal Wick's Seabreeze Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, make a spiral
Step 2
Slide on a size 8 seed bead, small crystal, seed bead and make a simple loop at the top.
Kristal Wick's Seabreeze Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, string on a crystal
Step 3
Repeat Steps 1-2 to create 2 more dangles.
Kristal Wick's Seabreeze Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, dangles
Step 4
Cut two ¼" pieces of chain. Cut one ½" piece of chain. Open each dangle loop. Add end chain link and close loop.
Kristal Wick's Seabreeze Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, add chain
Step 5
Cut 1 + 1/2" piece of wire. Make a ½" bend in the wire.
Kristal Wick's Seabreeze Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, make a bend
Step 6
Roll the tip of the bent wire backwards to make a simple loop.
Kristal Wick's Seabreeze Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, make a simple loop
Step 7
Slide on seed bead, decorative bead cap, large crystal, bead cap, seed bead and make a simple loop at the top.
Kristal Wick's Seabreeze Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, string on the bead and bead caps
Step 8
Open loop and add short dangle, long dangle, short dangle and close loop.
Kristal Wick's Seabreeze Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, assemble the earring
Step 9
Open top loop, slip in ear wire and close loop. Repeat Steps 1 - 9 for 2nd earring.
Kristal Wick's Seabreeze Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, add ear wire
Step 10
Here are 2 more color pallets using the same design. The pink pair is a monochromatic pallet and the green/blue pallet is an analogous pallet. Check out my article on Color Creativity for more details.

https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_articles/Color-Creativity_81.html
Kristal Wick's Seabreeze Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, pink crystal earrings
Kristal Wick's Seabreeze Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, green crystal earrings