Circle Earrings Take 2
by Judy Freyer Thompson
Interested in adding some beads to kick up your design? Choose the beads you want, and pair them with the proper size wire
Instructions
Slide your beads on a length of wire.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Circle Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, adding wire dangles
Using the round nose pliers, make a 6 mm eye on the end of the wire and break the neck.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Circle Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, adding wire dangles
Cut the wire leaving enough length to make a paddled end, and to leave enough play for the beads.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Circle Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, adding wire dangles
Hammer the ends of the eye pins into paddles and open up the top to attach to the rings of the earrings.
Alternatively, you could add the eye pins onto the rings while you're constructing the earrings. First, remove the beads and slip the eye pins onto the rings before you solder the rings closed. Then solder the rings and the eye pins closed. Add the beads back onto the eye pins and paddle the ends.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Circle Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, adding wire dangles
Lay the paddled ends on the bench pin and smooth out the paddled ends with the flat file.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Circle Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, adding wire dangles
Judy Freyer Thompson's Circle Earrings Take 2 - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, adding wire dangles

Materials

18 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-18D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.71
  • Gold Club Price: $0.53
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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Steel Bench Block 4x4 Inch - Pack of 1
G17-10
  • G17-10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $21.95
  • Gold Club Price: $16.46
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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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Flat Face Chasing Hammer
HAM-161.00
  • HAM-161.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Dapping, Making Loops, Beading