Nancy Chase's Spring Dreams Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling. These wire and malachite drop bead earrings are crafted with magenta, and green enameled craft wire.
Spring Dreams Earrings
by Nancy Chase
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Coiling
  • Skill Level: Beginner
These wire and malachite drop bead earrings are crafted with magenta, and green enameled craft wire. Side drilled drop beads are held with wrapped-loop bails. Creating spring knots add a new dimension to wire beading !

Materials

22 Gauge Round Green Enameled Craft Wire - 45 ft
H5-E22-45FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $6.20
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22 Gauge Round Magenta Enameled Craft Wire - 45 ft
H5-G22-45FT
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  • Price: $5.40
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Silver Filled Jump Rings Open (.025) 22ga (OD) 3mm (ID) 1.98mm - Pack of 25
S11-12
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  • Price: $0.66
  • Gold Club Price: $0.50
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Silver Filled Eyepins 24GA 2 inch - Pack of 10
S8-17
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  • Price: $2.31
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Silver Filled Earwire w/ 3mm Ball & Coil 20mm - Pack of 10
S19-26
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  • Price: $3.42
  • Gold Club Price: $2.57
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malachite briolette beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
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Tools

4-1/2 Inch Chain Nosed Pliers with Ergonomic Handles
G2-68
  • G2-68
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Premium Nylon Jaw Pliers
G2-35
  • G2-35
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Economy Flush Cutters - 5 Inches Long
G2-59
  • G2-59
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20 X 15 Inch Padded Work Mat
MAT-620.00
  • MAT-620.00
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3/16" diameter dowel
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Instructions
Step 1
I used 2 side drilled malachite drop beads for this project. The dowel size used to make this wrapped knot is 3/16 inch diameter.
Cut the green 22-gauge wire into 12 pieces, 3.5 inches in length. Cut the magenta 22-gauge wire into 12 pieces, 3.5 inches in length.


Hold the end of one piece of wire against the dowel with your thumb. Wrap the wire firmly around the dowel one time. This is your first full loop.
Nancy Chase's Spring Dreams Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, wrap the wire around the dowel
Step 2
Wrap the loop 4 more times around the dowel. Count the loops.
Nancy Chase's Spring Dreams Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, wrap the wire 4 times
Step 3
Cut the wire when you have formed 5 complete loops. Repeat this process to make twelve coils.
Nancy Chase's Spring Dreams Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, cut the wire off the dowel
Step 4
Separate each color way, and form a pattern with groups of 2 coils, 6 coils per earring.
Nancy Chase's Spring Dreams Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, seperate the colors of coils
Step 5
Holding one coil in each hand, thread one coil into the 1st thread of the second coil. Continue to turn and thread the coils together (much like putting a key onto a key ring) until it is looped completely through the coil.
Nancy Chase's Spring Dreams Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, thread the coils together
Nancy Chase's Spring Dreams Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, thread the coils fully together
Step 6
Use one eye pin to thread each of 3 spring knots onto each pin. Squeeze the knot gently to open a space between the knot, then slide the knot onto the eye pin.
Nancy Chase's Spring Dreams Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, thread the coil knots onto the headpin
Nancy Chase's Spring Dreams Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, thread three knots onto the headpin
Step 7
When the knots are threaded through, use the round nose pliers to make a simple loop at the top of the eye pin.
Nancy Chase's Spring Dreams Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, make a simple loop at the top of the headpin
Step 8
Make a briolette wrapped loop using a 3 inch piece of wire.

Center the bead on the wire. Bend both ends of the wire up along the sides of the bead.
Bend one end straight up at the center of the bead, the other wire horizontally.
Wrap the horizontal wire around the straight-up wire to make two coils.
Make a wrapped loop with the straight wire, wrapping it back down over the first coil. Cut off remaining wire. Use the chain nose pliers to press any sharp ends into the bail.
Nancy Chase's Spring Dreams Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, make a briolette wrap
Step 9
Using chain nose pliers open each ear wire loop, and the jump rings. Attach the top of the eye pin to the ear wire. Close the loop. Attach the jump ring to the bottom loop of the eye pin and wrapped loop on the bead. Close the loop. Repeat with the second earring.
Nancy Chase's Spring Dreams Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, add a briolette and an ear wire.