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Crafty jewelry: Wire Beaded Earrings tutorial

Beading and knotting, Jewelry making  |  September 13th 2011  |  0 Comment

Gift Idea – Wire Beaded Earrings

Jewelry making

Do you need a nice, small gift for anyone on your list?  Or maybe you just want to add a little something extra to someones stocking.
Jewelry makes a great gift for just about any woman.
I’ll show you how I made this pair of simple, yet classic earrings.
First things first, here is what you are going to need;
shiny wire
earring wires
beads of your choice
needle nose pliers (or jewelry making pliers)
wire cutters
Ok, here we go!
Cut your wire about 5 inches long. (err on the side of too long, you can always cut the wire down.)
About a third of the way from the top, bend the wire at a 90 degree angle.
Hold the wire at the corner you just made with your pliers and wrap the short piece of wire around the tip of your pliers.
Wrap it around as many times as it will go and then make sure the end of the wire is tucked on the inside so the wearer wont get scratched or poked.
Your wire should look like this.
Now put your chosen beads on the wire.
Aren’t these wire wrapped beads the best!  I found them at my ever favorite Hobby Lobby.
Next, about a quarter inch from the top of the beads, bend another 90 degree angle
Slip on your earring wire. . .
 then bend down your wire as shown.
 Now, hold your earring right under the the earring wire, and wrap the remaining wire between the top of the beads and the bottom of the pliers
Once again, make sure you tuck in the end.
Now make another one, and you’ve got a pair of super cute earrings!
 Wouldn’t these green ones be cute for Christmas?!
{I totally made a pair for myself!}
But these purple ones are also just as fab!
Source: ready-set-create.blogspot.com