Introduction: Shining Star Earrings Jewelry Making Tutorial
Here is an earring design that has no limits. You can make the earring frame as big as you want and use any size of bicones or beads you prefer.
Materials & Tools:
2 ear wires
10 x 4mm bicone crystals
1mm (18 ga) copper wire
0.32mm (28 ga) copper wire
round nose pliers
mandrel or any rounded object
Take a round object and wrap the 1mm (18 ga) wire. After wrapping and creating a perfect circle, make a loop on one end of the wire to serve as your bail.
Cut approximately 40 inches of 28 ga wire from the spool and start wrapping it onto the earring frame, starting inside the loop and wrap the entire earring frame.
Keep wrapping until you pass through the loop again. Then slide in a bicone into the wire and continue to wrap the wire, but this time with the bicone.
Continue wrapping the entire earring frame with the bicones then cut off excess wires.
Cut approx. 30 inch 28 ga wire. Crossing the center of the earring frame and in between 2 bicones, wrap around the earring frame 2 – 3 times neatly. Then bring the wire down the center of the earring frame, parallel the last bicone and wrap once in between 2 bicones.
Continue wrapping up and down, and in between 2 bicones until you reached the very last bicone. Secure the wire by wrapping tightly and cutting excess wire. Attach ear wires and you're done!
This is just a short tutorial but if you like a more detailed pictoral step by step you can download them at DIY Lessons.org