Kristal Wick's Stick Pearl and Wire Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. Stick pearls are often overlooked in jewelry design.
Stick Pearl and Wire Earrings
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Stick pearls are often overlooked in jewelry design. Perhaps it's their inconsistent shape and size, but I think they're all the elegance you need for a simple earring design and use them quite frequently. This versatile design works with any beads or pearls and I encourage you to try stick pearls for a very stunningly dramatic look!

Materials

Sterling Silver Earwires Semi-Circle 20mm - Pack of 2
K19-63
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.34
  • Gold Club Price: $1.76
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24 Gauge Half Round Half Hard 1/10 Sterling Silver Filled Wire
H10-24HRH
  • Lesson Quantity: 11.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.24
  • Gold Club Price: $0.18
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6mm Czech Glass Rondelle Bead
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 4.00 each
Size 8 seed silver beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 4.00 each
White center-drilled stick pearls
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 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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Premium Steel Bench Block 2 1/2 X 2 1/2
G17-9
  • G17-9
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $15.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.98
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Chasing Hammer with Wooden Handle, 1 1/8 Inch Face
G3-27
  • G3-27
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.95
  • Gold Club Price: $10.46
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut a 5.5" length of wire. Make a slight bend at 2 inches.
Kristal Wick's Stick Pearl and Wire Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, stick pearl earrings
Step 2
Make a closed spiral and stop when you reach the bend in the wire.
See how to make a closed spiral here: https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_videos/Decorative-Spirals_9.html
Kristal Wick's Stick Pearl and Wire Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, stick pearl earrings
Step 3
Slightly bend the wire up and work harden the spiral only using a bench block and chasing hammer.
Kristal Wick's Stick Pearl and Wire Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, stick pearl earrings
Step 4
Load a seed bead, Czech glass rondelle bead, stick pearl, rondelle bead and seed bead. Cut 1" above last bead and spiral the other end of the wire until you reach the first bead. Bend the spiral slightly so it's centered.
Kristal Wick's Stick Pearl and Wire Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, stick pearl earrings
Step 5
Add ear wires or make your own. Repeat for 2nd earring.
See how to make your own ear wires here: https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_patterns_tutorials/Make-a-Perfect-Pair-of-Ear-Wires_322.html
Kristal Wick's Stick Pearl and Wire Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, stick pearl earrings
Kristal Wick's Stick Pearl and Wire Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, stick pearl earrings