Mixed Metal Swirl Earrings – Wirewrapped Earring Tutorial



This lesson teaches you to make a pair of earrings with swirls of one color of metal on top of a background of another color of metal. The photos show a pair of earring with a copper background with sterling silver swirls, but you can choose any color combination you like.

These earrings have hooks, but they are made in such a way that they look more like posts when worn.

If you do not have any practice with wire weaving, I would suggest that you look over my free tutorial, Basic Weaving Techniques. You can find a link to this free tutorial in the PDF file.

Skill Level:

Material List:

* 10″ (25cm) 20g round wire (use whatever type of wire you prefer for ear hooks) Dead soft OR half hard
* 6′ (1.9m) 28g round wire (desired background color) Dead soft
* 10″ (25cm) 22g round wire Dead soft
* 6′ (1.9m) 28g round wire (desired foreground color) Dead soft

Tool List:

* Wire Cutters
* Round Nose Pliers
* Needle File or Cup Bur
* Ruler
* Marker
* Hammer (optional)
* Bench Block (optional)
* 6mm mandrel

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©Donna Spadafore, Wire Jewelry Tutorials by Gailavira Jewelry.

This tutorial is intended for use by one person only. Please do not share this tutorial with anyone else. Distribution of this tutorial is not allowed without express written consent from the author. If you wish to use the design in this lesson, or a derivative of the design in this lesson, to teach a class you must first contact the author for permission.

If you are an individual, independent jewelry artist you may use this lesson to make jewelry for sale. You may not use this lesson to mass produce items for a commercial operation. You may not have other people make pieces for you based on this design for you to sell.

Derivatives of this tutorial (instructions for a design that is derived from the design in this tutorial) are not allowed without written consent from the author.


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