Deborah Kelly's Wire Woven Drumstick Earrings and Ring, Wire Weaving. Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire. I've designated this as intermediate, but if you can get into the swing of the simple weaving, beginners should be able to complete this project.
Wire Woven Drumstick Earrings and Ring
by Deborah Kelly
  • Category: Weaving
  • Technique(s): Weaving
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
I've designated this as intermediate, but if you can get into the swing of the simple weaving, beginners should be able to complete this project.

Materials

22 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-22H
  • Lesson Quantity: 16.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $1.16
  • Gold Club Price: $0.87
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28 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-28D
  • Lesson Quantity: 40.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $0.64
  • Gold Club Price: $0.48
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4mm copper jump rings
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
Sterling Silver Earwires 23mm w/Coil - Pack of 2
K19-53
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.88
  • Gold Club Price: $2.16
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6mm stone bead
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
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Tools

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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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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6 Step Barrel Plier - Pack of 1
G2-503
  • G2-503
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $18.95
  • Gold Club Price: $14.21
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Steel Hoop Mandrel
MAN-214.00
  • MAN-214.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $28.97
  • Gold Club Price: $21.73
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut the 22-gauge wire in half and take the 2 pieces of 4 inch long wire and bend them around the 7mm step of the bail making pliers (2nd largest one) in the middle of the wire. Bend the ends of the wires out 90 degrees away from the pliers where they wires meet. I like doing both wires at the same time to get them symmetrical.
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Step 2
Take the 28 gauge wire and wrap one end around one of the bent wires just above the circle 3 times. The long end of the 28 gauge wire should be on the side away from the circle in the wire.
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Step 3
Next wrap the weaving wire (the 28 gauge wire) around both wires twice
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Step 4
Repeat this pattern (3 wraps around the 1st wire then 2 wraps around both wires) 4 more times, for a total of 5 patterns. End by wrapping the wire around the first base wire 3 times. Cut the weaving wire off close and smooth with pliers. Cut the little tail end of wire from the beginning of the weave close and smooth with pliers.
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Step 5
Take the 28 gauge weaving wire and wrap it around one side of the circle part of the wire. Make sure the wire is coming across the side determined to be the front (this weave looks the same on both sides. Cut the tail end of the wire off close and smooth with pliers, leaving the longer end for the bead.
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Step 6
Put one of the 6mm beads on the wire. Wrap the wire around the other side of the circle 3 times making sure to keep the wire the bead is on taunt.
Cut the weaving wire off close and smooth the end with pliers.
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Step 7
Bend the wires above the weave to the front of the earring.
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Step 8
Take both wires, just above the bend, and bend them in the other direction to the back of the earring, around the smallest step of the bail making pliers.
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Step 9
Cut off the extra wire about 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch from the top of bend and use the bail making pliers to finish making the loop at the top of the earring.
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Step 10
Put one of the jump rings through the loop on the top of the earring. Attach an ear wire to the jump ring.
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Step 11
Repeat with the other 4 inch long wire to make the other earring. Set aside.
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Step 12
Take the 8 inch piece of wire and bend the center of it around the 7mm step on the bail making. Bend the ends of the wire out from the circle made with the bail making pliers, just like on the earrings.
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Step 13
Wrap the weaving wire around one of the wires coming off the circle 3 times. Wrap away from the circle in the wire.
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Step 14
Wrap the weaving wire around both base wires two times coming off the circle twice.
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Step 15
Repeat this pattern of 3 wraps around one base wire then 2 around both wires till the pattern is as long as needed for the ring. When the weave is as long as needed wrap the weaving wire around the 1st base wire 3 times. Cut off the weaving wire and smooth with pliers. Cut off the tail end of the weaving wire at the beginning of the weave and smooth with pliers.
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Step 16
Use fingers or the bail making pliers to put a slight bend in the circle part of the ring where the bead goes.
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Step 17
Cut the base wires off at the end of the weave about ¼ inch from the end of the weave. Using either the smallest step on the bail making pliers or round nose pliers to bend up the ends. Bend this end of the wire in the opposite direction of the slight bend in the circle.
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Step 18
With the bend in the end of the wire facing up, wrap the weave around the ring mandrel at a point slightly bigger then the ring size desired. Hook the bent end around the circle of the ring, coming up from the inside of the ring to the outside.
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Step 19
Take off the mandrel and close the loop on the end of the weave to finish making the shank of the ring.
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Step 20
Take the last part of the weaving wire and wrap around one side of the circle, make sure the long part of the wire goes over the top of the circle. Put the last bead on the weaving wire. Wrap the weaving wire around the other side of the circle. Cut off all ends of the wire and smooth with pliers.
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