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Wire Spiral Earrings
by Debora Mauser
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Coiling, Making Loops, Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Materials

18 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.65
  • Gold Club Price: $0.49
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22 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-22D
  • Lesson Quantity: 24.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $0.98
  • Gold Club Price: $0.74
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Small copper chain
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Sterling Silver Earwire w/ Ball & Coil 19.5mm - Pack of 2
K19-40
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $2.10
  • Gold Club Price: $1.58
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Purple Crazy Lace Agate 8mm Rondelle Faceted Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-343
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $11.57
  • Gold Club Price: $8.68
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Tools

Lindstrom Supreme Round Nose Pliers
G2-7590
  • G2-7590
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $34.95
  • Gold Club Price: $26.21
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Lindstrom 80-Series Small Tapered Head Cutter
G2-8144
  • G2-8144
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $69.97
  • Gold Club Price: $52.48
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Premium Nylon Jaw Pliers
G2-35
  • G2-35
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.21
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Classic Wubbers Narrow Flat Nose Pliers
G2-1236
  • G2-1236
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $27.95
  • Gold Club Price: $20.96
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6PC File Set
FIL-912.10
  • FIL-912.10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $39.97
  • Gold Club Price: $29.98
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut the 12 inch wire in half. File all ends.
Step 2
Hold the end of the wire flush in the tip of your round nose pliers.
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Step 3
Make a small loop in one end.
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Step 4
Transfer to a nylon jaw plier. Place at the end of the plier.
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Step 5
Continue the spiral by pushing the wire with your fingers and holding the spiral firmly in the plier. Open the plier and rotate as necessary.
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Step 6
The wires in your coil should fit closely together.
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Step 7
With 1.5 inches left, use your Wubbers flat nose pliers and make a 90 degree bend in the wire.
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Step 8
Bring the end up and form around the spiral an end with a small loop. Adjust if necessary, the last small loop should sit in the center of the spiral.
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Step 9
Repeat all steps with the left over 6 inches of 18 gauge wire. You now have your two base coils finished. Lay aside and work on the dangles.
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Step 10
Cut your 22 gauge wire into 6 pieces of 4 inches.
Step 11
File all ends.
Step 12
Make a spiral as you did with the 18 gauge wire.
Step 13
When you have 1.5 inches left slide on a bead and gently bend up the wire.This will form a 'U' shape and the bead should fit firmly into this shape.
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Step 14
Finish each spiral by shaping up along your coil and forming a small loop in the end. Cut and trim if necessary.
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Step 15
Repeat for the remainder of the wires until you have 6 complete spirals with beads.
Step 16
Cut the chain in half. Swing the top loop of each spiral open with flat nose pliers and attach to chain. One at the top of chain, one in middle, one at bottom.
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Step 17
Attach one large spiral to the top of the chain, repeat for other earring.
Step 18
Attach ear wires.
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