delilah's Silver Beaded Heart Wire Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. In this tutorial I teach you how to create a beautiful pair of earrings.
Silver Beaded Heart Wire Earrings
by delilah
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Coiling, Lashing, Making Spirals, Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
In this tutorial I teach you how to create a beautiful pair of earrings. Heart-shaped, these earrings might look difficult to make, especially to make them symmetrical. But, I promise you that if you follow these instructions, you will be able to make your own with precisely the same specs as these. You just need to use the same size materials that I used. Of course, you may use other sizes, too, changing up the measurements of the final earrings. And, you can make them with copper wire instead, its up to you. I bet theyd look gorgeous with copper and some red coral, dont you think? I might make those, too! A heart pendant would look lovely; feel free to give it a try!

Materials

Green Brecciated Jasper 10mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-566
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.17
  • Gold Club Price: $5.38
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20 Gauge Round Silver Plated Silver Copper Craft Wire - 18 ft
H17-I20-18FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 13.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.00
  • Gold Club Price: $5.25
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28 Gauge Round Silver Plated Silver Copper Craft Wire - 45 ft
H17-I28-45FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.50 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.32
  • Gold Club Price: $4.74
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Sterling Silver Beads Bright 2mm - Pack of 25
K9-139
  • Lesson Quantity: 58.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 3.00 pieces
  • Price: $2.43
  • Gold Club Price: $1.82
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Sterling Silver Corrugated Cable Chain 3mm - 10 Feet
C8-216U
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.50 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $90.40
  • Gold Club Price: $67.80
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Tools

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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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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Xuron Flush Cutter - Pack of 1
G2-504
  • G2-504
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $19.95
  • Gold Club Price: $14.96
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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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Instructions
Step 1
Cut two 2” pieces of 20g wire and set aside for the ear wires. Alternatively you can also use purchased ear wires. Cut the remaining 20g wire and the 28g wire in half. Insert one piece of 20g wire through one of the beads as shown, leaving a tale of about 1”.
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Step 2
Bend the wire at a right angle against the bead, as shown.
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Step 3
Measure 2” from the bend and mark the wire. Wrap the wire around the bead as shown. Then, use flat-nose pliers to make a bend at the mark, bending back toward the bead.
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Step 4
Measure another 1 ¾” and cut the wire, as shown.
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Step 5
Using a pen or 8mm mandrel, wrap the end of the wire around it, to create a loop as shown.
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Step 6
Using the 28g wire, coil it 2 or 3 times around the heart frame and the bottom bend to anchor it. Holding the first link of the chain against the frame, wrap the 28g wire through the link 4 times. Then wrap the frame 4 times. Skip the next link, so the chain sits properly, then attach the next link. Continue attaching every other link up the side of the frame.
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Step 7
When you reach the bead, pass the 28g wire through the link and up between the 20g wire and the bead, as shown.
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Step 8
Coil 4 times around the chain link and the frame, to snug the chain to the other side of the frame. Then coil 4 times around just the frame.
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Step 9
Begin attaching the metal beads, one by one, after every 4 coils.
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Step 10
Make a simple loop on top of the bead with the tail of 20g wire so you can attach ear wires. Then continue coiling and attaching beads along the frame.
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Step 11
When you finish attaching beads to the wire, continue all along the chain, attaching beads so one sits between every two links.
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Step 12
Using round-nose pliers, make a small open spiral with the tail of unwrapped 20g wire inside the heart. Repeat all the instructions for the second earring.
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Step 13
Attach either purchased ear wires, or handmade ear wires to the loops at the top of each heart.
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