Deborah Kelly's Woven Frame 2-Bead Earring, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire. This simple woven frame showcases your favorite beads.
Woven Frame 2-Bead Earring
by Deborah Kelly
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping, Weaving
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This simple woven frame showcases your favorite beads. If you have the same beads in two sizes, it's a perfect way to use them!

Materials

20 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 15.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $1.74
  • Gold Club Price: $1.30
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26 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-26H
  • Lesson Quantity: 15.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $0.92
  • Gold Club Price: $0.69
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Gold Filled Ball & Coil Earwire 22mm - Pack of 2
J19-19
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.66
  • Gold Club Price: $2.00
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Blue Crazy Lace Agate 8mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-611
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.67
  • Gold Club Price: $5.00
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Blue Crazy Lace Agate 6mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-610
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.49
  • Gold Club Price: $2.62
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Tools

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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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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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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Instructions
Step 1
Cut the 20g wire into six 2.5" pieces. Take one of the 20 gauge wires and wrap the 26 gauge weaving wire around it 3 times. Begin the weave about half way down the wire.
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Step 2
Place another base wire next to the first and wrap the weaving wire around both wires twice. Be careful to leave a weaving wire size gap between the two base wires.
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Step 3
Continue this pattern of wrapping three times around the first base wire and then twice around both base wires. Do a total of 6 patterns. End with wrapping the weaving wire around the first base wire 3 times. Cut the weaving wire and smooth down with pliers. Set the rest of the weaving wire aside.
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Step 4
Cut off the beginning tail of the weaving wire and smooth with chain-nose pliers. Bend the wire with the 3 wraps up and slip an 8mm bead onto it. Bend the weave around the bead.
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Step 5
Bend the two base wires on the top around the wire sticking up out of the bead.
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Step 6
Cut off the two base wires on the back of the earring and crimp them around the wire going thru the bead with your chain-nose pliers.
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Step 7
Make a simple loop with round-nose pliers on the wire coming up thru the bead. This is the loop the ear wire will attach to. Cut off the extra wire and close the loop.
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Step 8
Gently bend the bottom wire in an attractive curve around the bead. Cut the wire off at about ½ to ¾ inch and make a simple loop on the bottom.
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Step 9
Take a third base wire and make a simple loop at one end with round-nose pliers to create an eye pin.
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Step 10
Slip one of the smaller beads onto the eye pin.
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Step 11
Bend the wire up and around the bead. Wrap around the base of the loop. The wrap around the base of the loop does not have to be tight.
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Step 12
Cut off the excess wire. Use pliers to make sure the end of the wire is against the wire wrapping around the bead. This is the bead that dangles under the earring.
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Step 13
Open the loop on top of the dangle bead. Insert the loop of the dangle bead into the loop on the bottom of the main part of the earring.
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Step 14
Make the second earring and add an ear wire to each.
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