Albina Manning's Spring Flower Earrings, Classic Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. This lesson will teach you how to make a spring flower link, from a coiled spring shape.
Spring Flower Earrings
by Albina Manning
  • Category: Classic
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This lesson will teach you how to make a spring flower link, from a coiled spring shape. Although taught as a pair of earrings, this link can also be utilized in many other jewelry designs such as a bracelet or a necklace.

Materials

18 Gauge Round Dead Soft 14/20 Gold Filled Wire
H4-18D
  • Lesson Quantity: 15.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 25FT
  • Price: $157.60
  • Gold Club Price: $118.20
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Gold Filled Ball & Coil Earwire 22mm - Pack of 2
J19-19
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $2.46
  • Gold Club Price: $1.85
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Gold Filled Jump Rings Open (.030) 20ga. (OD) 5mm (ID) 3.45mm - Pack of 10
J11-191
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $3.38
  • Gold Club Price: $2.54
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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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Instructions
Step 1
Straighten and then cut the one 15" (38cm) piece of wire. (You can also choose to work directly off the coil or spool.) Begin by tightly coiling the wire around the mandrel.
Albina Manning's Spring Flower Earrings - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 2
Make and complete 6 full coils around the mandrel and cut the wire.
Albina Manning's Spring Flower Earrings - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 3
Remove the coil from the mandrel. Directly across from one another, cut each end flush, as shown in the photo.
Albina Manning's Spring Flower Earrings - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 4
Use your fingers to begin opening the coils, working from each end toward the center, as shown with the red arrows. Both of the end cuts have to be inside the spring.
Albina Manning's Spring Flower Earrings - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Albina Manning's Spring Flower Earrings - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 5
Continue forming the spring circle, until the wire's cut ends meet each other.
Albina Manning's Spring Flower Earrings - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 6
Make sure that all of the six "petals" or individual coils are evenly distributed.
Albina Manning's Spring Flower Earrings - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 7
Attach one 5mm jump ring and an ear wire to each spring flower.
Albina Manning's Spring Flower Earrings - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 8
Experiment! This is a sample of a 7-petal/coil flower for inspiration.
Albina Manning's Spring Flower Earrings - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,