Let’s get started!
- Spiral Earring Wires (click on the link for the tutorial)
- 2 Beads. I used Clear Round Tabular Recycled Glass Beads 14mm from Happy Mango Beads
- 20 gauge wire, half hard
- 16 gauge wire, half hard
- Wire cutters
- Round nose pliers
- Chain nose pliers
- Bent nose pliers (or another pair of pliers)
- Chasing hammer and steel block or anvil *
*Alternatively for this project if you don’t have a jewelry specific hammer, you really can try using any hammer.
Make spiral earring wires using the tutorial found here.
Create a coil with a spiral exactly as in the spiral earring tutorial. You’ll need a total of 4 of these using 20 gauge wire.
For the next step you’re going to make bead links with 2 of the coils and a bead for each one. Use 20 gauge wire for the bead links.
Here’s a video tutorial on how to make a bead link:
First make one end of the bead link and slide on one of the coils.
Cut 3 pieces of 16 gauge wire for the dangle parts on the bottom. I cut mine 2 1/2″ for the long pieces, and 1 1/2″ for the other pieces. You can certainly decide how long you would like to make your dangles.
- Add more beads to the bead link.
- Make it without the spiral coils.
- Make the dangles shorter.
- Add more dangles.
- Add beads to the dangles – make sure not to make your earrings too heavy, though!
- Add spirals to the ends of the dangles before hammering them.
- Mix and match metals.
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