Perfect jewelry to either make for your bridesmaids, or wear yourself.
Step 1: Tools
Tools used for this included:
-Steel block or jewelers anvil
Step 2: Materials
For this my main materials were:
-20 gauge sterling silver wire
-10mm jump rings
-4mm jump rings
I suggest practicing any of these with copper wire before using the sterling silver simply so you don't waste materials.
Step 3: Making Eyelets - Part 1
For the eyelets:
1. Cut several pieces of 5 inch wire. (I suggest an even number of pieces)
2. Find the center of each wire piece with the wider part of your round-nosed pliers and bend it down to form a "U" shape.
Step 4: Eyelets - Part 2
3. Approximately 1/4 from the very ends of your round-nosed pliers, curl the ends of the wire outward on each "U" piece, to form tiny closed circles.
Step 5: Eyelets - Part 3
4. Gripping the circle tightly in the flat nosed pliers, continue curling the wire around itself in the same direction to increase the diameter at every turn. Do the same for the other side.
Step 6: Eyelets - Part 4
Your eyelet will look like this:
Step 7: Eyelets - Part 5
5. Gently hammer your spiral eyelet to work harden it
Step 8: Eyelets - Part 6
6. Two eyelets can then be fastened together using 10mm jump rings
Step 9: Eyelets - Finishing Notes
You can continue to fasten the eyelets together in this fashion using smaller jump rings. However, I opted to create small cages with fresh water pearls inside to place between each spiraled eyelet setup.
I love the look of these uneven pearls
Step 10: Cages - Part 1
1. Cut your wire 4 inches in length.
2. Gripping the wire with the end of your round-nosed pliers, curl the tip around.
Step 11: Cages - Part 2
3. Continue to create the spiral as above going half way up the wire by gripping and turning with your flat nosed pliers. Similarly, the other end should be curled in the opposite direction forming an "S" shape.
Step 12: Cages - Part 3
4. Fold the wire in half so the two spirals are on top of each other.
Step 13: Cages - Part 4
5. Carefully pull the central circles out from each spiral at right angles using your round-nosed pliers.