Paradise Drops Earrings
Designer Jamie Hogsett

Skill Level Intermediate

Materials

20 gauge Peacock Blue Soft Flex Craft Wire - 48"
Sterling Silver Spiral Ear Wires - 1 pair
9x12mm Clear Czech Glass Elongated Bicones - 2 pcs

Tools

Cutters
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers

Instructions

Finished Size: 2 1/8"

Step 1:
Cut the wire into four 2 1/2" pieces, four 2 3/4" pieces, two 3" pieces, two 4 1/2" pieces, and two 6" pieces. Divide the evenly wires in half, seven wires per earring.



Step 2: From one pile of wires, set aside the 4 1/2" wire and use the 6" wire to wrap around the center of the remaining five wires for about 3/8". Tuck the wire ends at the back of the wire wrap.



Step 3: Fan out the five wires, with the shortest wires wrapped closest to the center wrap and the longest wire staying straight. Use the very tips of the round nose pliers to curl the ends of the wires, leaving the top of the center wire straight.

Step 4: Use chain nose pliers to continue spiraling the wire ends, holding the start of each spiral flat between the tips of the pliers. Use the remaining wire end to form a wire wrapped loop.



Step 5: Turn the spiral ends up. Use the 4 1/2" wire to string the glass bead to the center of the wire. Place the bead on top of the wrapped wire and use the wire ends to wrap around the wire piece to secure the bead.



Step 6: Repeat Steps 2-5 to make the second earring.


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.