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!
Sterling Silver Earwires Semi-Circle 20mm - Pack of 2
Chasing Hammer with Wooden Handle, 1 1/8 Inch Face
Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Gold Club Price: $10.48
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Cut a 5.5" length of wire. Make a slight bend at 2 inches.
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
Slightly bend the wire up and work harden the spiral only using a bench block and chasing hammer.
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.
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
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Internationally award winning designer, teacher and official Swarovski Instructor, she resides with her 2 puppies, Sparkle and Bling in beautiful Colorado. Kristal's fashion endeavors include designing & creating jewelry for the Jimmy Buffet Band backup singers & dancers; appearing numerous times on HGTV, PBS and JTV and teaching on cruise ships worldwide.
The author of 4 books: Metal Clay 101 for Beaders, Foxy Epoxy, Fabulous Fabric Beads Sassy Silky Savvy; 2 DVDs: Mixed Media: Beaded Bracelets with Fiber Beads and Crystals, Resin, Wire Mixed Media: Jewelry Making with Handmade Beads, Crystals, Resin, and More! Past editor of BeadingDaily.com, her designs have been featured in over 85 publications. Kristalís jewelry has been represented in galleries spanning the globe including Santa Fe - Canyon Rd. Alaska, Cayman Islands, Italy, Germany & the Virgin Islands.
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