Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Treble Clef Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap. If music plays any part in your life, you'll love to sport these treble clef earrings.
Treble Clef Earrings
by Karen Meador, Ph.D.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Making Spirals
  • Skill Level: Beginner
If music plays any part in your life, you'll love to sport these treble clef earrings. A simple design that speaks for itself!

Materials

16 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-16D
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.94
  • Gold Club Price: $0.70
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Sterling Silver Earwires 21.5mm w/ 1.5mm Bead - Pack of 2
K19-49
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.62
  • Gold Club Price: $1.22
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16 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-16D
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $4.61
  • Gold Club Price: $3.46
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Tools

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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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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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Chasing Hammer - Flat Faced with Polished Wooden Handle - Pack of 1
G3-13
  • G3-13
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $11.97
  • Gold Club Price: $8.98
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Stainless Steel Ring Mandrel Sizes 1-15
G7-2
  • G7-2
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $19.44
  • Gold Club Price: $14.58
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut a piece of 16g wire 5 ¾ inches long.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Treble Clef Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, treble clef earrings
Step 2
Use round nose pliers to create a small loop at one end of the wire.
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Step 3
Continue turning wire with the pliers until you have an open gentle curve that culminates with the loop. It will look somewhat like a "J" and the loop should be on the left side of the straight wire.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Treble Clef Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, treble clef earrings
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Treble Clef Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, treble clef earrings
Step 4
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Treble Clef Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, treble clef earrings
Step 5
Place the chain nose pliers directly below the mark and bend the wire towards the right at a 90 degree angle.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Treble Clef Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, treble clef earrings
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Treble Clef Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, treble clef earrings
Step 6
Hammer the "J" portion of the wire, but do not hammer past the angle produced in step 5.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Treble Clef Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, treble clef earrings
Step 7
Grasp the wire with the chain nose pliers in the same position as step 5 and create a gentle curve towards the bottom of the "J" that crosses the straight wire ½ inch from the angle created in step 5.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Treble Clef Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, treble clef earrings
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Treble Clef Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, treble clef earrings
Step 8
Use the round nose pliers to create a small loop facing inward in the end of the curving wire
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Step 9
Make a circle with this end of the curving wire using the ring mandrel as a guide.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Treble Clef Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, treble clef earrings
Step 10
Position the wire as shown in the photo and hammer the treble clef taking care not to over work the wires where they cross.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Treble Clef Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, treble clef earrings
Step 11
Follow these steps to create a second earring. I usually measure the second earring against the first to aid in duplication. Note:This earring will look exactly like the first and will NOT be the mirror image of it as with other earrings. A treble clef is a specific shape that, in my opinion, doesn't look right backwards.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Treble Clef Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, treble clef earrings
Step 12
Attach ear wires and patina if desired.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Treble Clef Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, treble clef earrings