Wig Jig Chandelier Earrings
Designer Jessica L. Rosenfeld
Skill Level Beginner

Materials

20 gauge Non-Tarnish Silver Soft Flex Craft Wire - 12"
6mm Clear Fire Polished Beads - 14 pcs
Sterling Silver Ear Wires - 1 pair
1.5" Sterling Silver Head Pins - 12 pcs

Tools

WigJig Olympus Lite
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Cutters
Round Nose Pliers
German Small Flat/Round Looping Pliers

Instructions

Step 1: Use Soft Flex® Professional Flush Cutter to cut 3 inches of Soft Flex Craft Wire off of the spool. Use round nose pliers to make a loop at one end of the wire, and place over a peg on the Wig Jig. You will want the peg to be placed 5 rows from the bottom.

Step 2: Place a peg two rows down from the first peg, and two columns over and then wrap your wire around it. Repeat entire step for a third loop.

Step 3: Place another peg two rows up and two columns over, and wrap your wire again. Repeat for the last peg. Cut off excess wire using your flush cutters. This should make a V-Shape in the wire, with 5 loops. This is component 1.

Step 4: Cut another piece of wire, about 2 inches long, and using your round nose pliers, make a loop at one end. Place a peg on the Olympus Lite, and place the loop in the wire over the peg. Place another peg 6 rows above and 4 rows over from the first peg, and wrap the wire around it, then place another peg 6 rows below and 4 rows over and wrap the wire around that peg also. Clip off excess wire using your flush cutters. This is component 2.

Step 5: Using your Chain Nose Pliers on wire component 2, bend each loop in the ends of the wire 90 degrees up. Grasp the loop firmly in your chain nose pliers while holding the rest of the wire component in your other hand and twist your chain nose pliers 90 degrees. When completed the wire should appear as the photo below.

Step 6: Now, you need to connect wire components 1 and 2. Open the loop at the bottom of wire component 2 just enough to place the outer most loops of component 1 into them. Close using your Round Nose Pliers.

Step 7: Use 1 head pin to string 1 bead. Use chain nose pliers to form a 90 degree angle. It should appear as in the photo below.

Step 8: Next, take the tail end of your wire and wrap it around your round nose pliers to make an eye loop at the top of the head pin.

Step 9: Attach the loop to one loop of component 1 (Photo shows bead dangle by itself). Use chain nose pliers to wrap the wire around the stem of the head pin that is now between the loop and the bead. Wrap around two - four times, and then cut off excess wire with flush cutters.

Step 10: Repeat Step 9 to attach 1 bead dangle to all 5 loops on component 1. Repeat Step 9, using 2 beads and attaching the dangle to the top loop of component 2.

Step 11: Use Round Nose Pliers to slightly open the loop on the end of the ear wire and attach it the top loop of the component 2. Close loop of ear wire securely.

Step 12: Repeat Steps 1-11 to make a second earring. Finished earrings shown below.


Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.