Debora Mauser 's Wild Women Stick Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. These earrings are easy to make and very versatile.
Wild Women Stick Earrings
by Debora Mauser
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Coiling, Making Loops, Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
These earrings are easy to make and very versatile. All types of wire and beads can be utilized and change the look of these earrings from wild to mild! Plan with your design, the most important part of these earrings is composition.

Materials

18 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $3.82
  • Gold Club Price: $2.87
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26 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-26D
  • Lesson Quantity: 48.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $2.82
  • Gold Club Price: $2.11
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Sterling Silver Head Pin (.020) 24GA 2 inch - Pack of 10
K8-18
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $2.02
  • Gold Club Price: $1.52
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Sterling Silver Earwire w/ Ball & Coil 19.5mm - Pack of 2
K19-40
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $1.47
  • Gold Club Price: $1.10
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Assorted beads and spacers to fit on 18-gauge wire
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Tools

Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Lindstrom RX Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers
G2-7590RX
  • G2-7590RX
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $71.97
  • Gold Club Price: $53.98
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Lindstrom EX Series Cutters
G2-8141EX
  • G2-8141EX
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $65.97
  • Gold Club Price: $49.48
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6 Piece Assorted File Set with Wooden Handle
G14-7
  • G14-7
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.57
  • Gold Club Price: $4.18
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3.6 Volt Automatic Wire Twister (Cordless Screwdriver)
G5-15
  • G5-15
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $42.97
  • Gold Club Price: $32.23
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8 Piece Mandrel Set - From 1/16 Inch to 5/16 Inch
G7-38
  • G7-38
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.97
  • Gold Club Price: $5.98
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut the 18-gauge wire in half, for 2 wires 3" long. File wire ends smooth.

Fold the 26-gauge wire in half. Place one end of the wire in a wire twister, and grasping the other end with flat nose pliers, twist the wire.
Step 2
Use a scrap piece of 18-gauge wire piece as a mandrel. Wrap your twisted wire around the mandrel, then remove and cut into two equal parts.
These can be shortened as needed for your design. I cut mine into a total of four parts, 2 for each earring.
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Step 3
Use round nose pliers to make a small eye loop in one end of the 3" 18-gauge wires. Center the loop.
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Step 4
Now take your selection of beads, spacers and wrapped wire and play with your design and layout of items on the wire with eye loop.
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Step 5
Once you are happy with your design, close the bottom of the wire with another eye loop.
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Step 6
Attach the ear wire to the top of your earring. This will help you remember which direction you liked your design.
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Step 7
Repeat for second earring.
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Step 8
Place your bead and spacers on a head pin. Using your round nose pliers, insert eye pin into bottom of loop and make an open eye loop. Make sure to swing the loop out and not down to keep the shape.
Repeat for second earring. Add a finishing patina if you like, or wear your earrings shiny. Enjoy!
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