Mobius Pearl Drop Earrings
by Judy Larson
Combine classic elements-lever back earrings, mobius links, and pearls-to make these beautiful, timeless earrings. Of course, any bead would be fabulous hanging from the mobius rings.
Instructions
Read through the tutorial before starting the project. Follow all safety precautions pertaining to the tools and supplies being used and the space you are working in. Note: The directions are for one earring. Repeat the process for the second earring.

Pearls usually have very small holes so finer gauge head pins are used. Insert the headpin into the pearl. Grasp the head pin wire close to the bead with the very fine tips of a bent nose pliers. Using the fine tips of a bent nose pliers makes for a shorter wrapped wire shank on the bead. Bend the head pin wire tail over the pliers tips.
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Make the wire loop using the larger of the two end barrels on the 6-step barrel pliers.
Pro Tip: If it is not large enough, the loop can be stretched out on the smaller side of a pair of Acculoop precision round nose pliers.
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Slide a mobius ring into the loop made in Step 2.
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Use the tips of a bent nose pliers to grasp the loop just above where the wire tail crosses over the shank. Wrap the wire tail down the shank, usually about two wraps, and then back up, usually about three wraps.
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Trim the wire tail off. Press the cut wire end into the base of the loop. By doing the wrap down and then back up, the cut wire end will not scratch the nacre off the pearl over time. Also, the thicker double wrap fits better with the thickness of the mobius ring.
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Attach a lever back earring finding to the mobius ring with an 18 gauge 4mm ID jump ring.
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Materials

Two mobius rings, each made with three 16 gauge 10mm ID
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
6-7mm Large Hole (1.2mm) Natural Double Shine Fresh Water Pearls - Pack of 20
A8-06
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $15.37
  • Gold Club Price: $11.53
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Sterling Silver Head Pin (.020) 24GA 3 inch - Pack of 10
K8-19
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.52
  • Gold Club Price: $3.39
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Silver Filled Jump Rings Open (.040) 18ga (OD) 4mm (ID) 2.24mm - Pack of 25
S11-13
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.44
  • Gold Club Price: $1.83
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Sterling Silver Lever Back Flat Plain 9.5x16mm - Pack of 2
K19-95
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.84
  • Gold Club Price: $3.63
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Tools

4.5 Inch Flat Nose Mini Pliers
G2-88
  • G2-88
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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Baby Wubbers Bent Nose Plier
G2-1139
  • G2-1139
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $23.97
  • Gold Club Price: $17.98
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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: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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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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  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Butane Torch Techniques