Skill Level: Beginner
Technique: Wire Forming
This lesson will teach you how to make a spring flower link, from a coiled spring shape. Although taught as a pair of earrings, this link can also be utilized in many other jewelry designs such as a bracelet or a necklace.
Formula: The length of wire needed will depend on the diameter of the mandrel used and the number of coils desired.
Straighten and then cut the one 15" (38cm) piece of wire. (You can also choose to work directly off the coil or spool.) Begin by tightly coiling the wire around the mandrel.
Make and complete 6 full coils around the mandrel and cut the wire.
Remove the coil from the mandrel. Directly across from one another, cut each end flush, as shown in the photo.
Use your fingers to begin opening the coils, working from each end toward the center, as shown with the red arrows. Both of the end cuts have to be inside the spring.
Continue forming the spring circle, until the wire's cut ends meet each other.
Make sure that all of the six "petals" or individual coils are evenly distributed.
Attach one 5mm jump ring and an ear wire to each spring flower.
Experiment! This is a sample of a 7-petal/coil flower for inspiration.
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