Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings, Wire Weaving. Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire. .

Woven Leaf Earrings

by Elizabeth Schultz
  • Category: Weaving
  • Technique(s): Weaving
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Make these fun woven leaves for earrings, charm bracelets and even pendants!

Materials

18 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $4.39
  • Gold Club Price: $3.29
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28 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-28D
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $2.25
  • Gold Club Price: $1.69
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Sterling Silver Earwires 21mm w/ 1.5mm Bead - Pack of 2
K19-50
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.40
  • Gold Club Price: $1.80
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Tools

Chain Nose Wire Pliers
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 Pliers
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: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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Chasing Hammer with Wooden Handle, 1 1/8 Inch Face
G3-27
  • G3-27
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.95
  • Gold Club Price: $10.46
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Premium Steel Bench Block 2 1/2 X 2 1/2
G17-9
  • G17-9
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $15.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.98
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12 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler
G7-30
  • G7-30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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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 two 6" pieces of 18-gauge wire Create a small spiral at the end of one of the 18-gauge wires with your round-nose pliers.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Step 2
Measure 1" from the bottom of the swirl.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Step 3
At the 1" mark, bend the wire backward and compress the wire with your pliers.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Step 4
Pull the wires part while holding the tip with your pliers.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Step 5
Carefully create a curve in the wire with your thumb.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Step 6
Do the same on the other side.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Step 7
Bend the wire with your pliers underneath the swirl and trace the wire next to the outside of the frame towards the bottom of the leaf.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Step 8
Just above the tip of the leaf, bend the wire upward and compress the wire with your pliers.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Step 9
Gently curve the wire towards the top swirl.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Step 10
Trim off the excess wire around 1/4" below the swirl.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Step 11
Pull the wire forward and lightly hammer the center wire. File the hammered end until it is rounded and smooth.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Step 12
Next, hammer the side of the leaf with the single wire and the top swirl.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Step 13
(Optional) Use 1000 grit sandpaper to remove hammer and tool marks.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Step 14
To begin the weave, wrap the 28-gauge weaving wire around the outer frame 5 times.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Step 15
Then wrap the weaving wire around both the outer and inner wires 2 times.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Step 16
Repeat steps 14 & 15 until you reach the top of the leaf.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Step 17
Finish the weave by wrapping the weaving wire around the outer frame 5 times. Cut off the excess. Repeat steps 1-17, mirroring the first to create the second earring.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings
Step 18
Add your favorite beads and hang ear wires. Ta-Da!
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Leaf Earrings - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire leaf earrings