Wirewrapped “Archer’s Weave” Earrings – Wirework Earring Tutorial



The Arrcher’s Weave is a technique I developed somewhat by accident. While trying to remember how I did a different weave, I stumbled across a way to create a weave that looks like tiny arrows pointing toward each other and meeting in the center. This weave is a great way to add interesting visual texture to many types of projects. This lesson will combine the Archer’s Weave with a few simple frame shaping techniques to create a beautiful pair of earrings.

For this project you will be using 24 gauge wire to complete the weave with 18 gauge wire for the frame. You can vary the look of this weave by using different gauges of wire. The thinner the wire used for the weave, the finer the texture will be. For more noticeable “arrows”, 22 gauge wire woven over 16 gauge wire looks amazing!

I won’t be showing how to wrap the briolettes in this lesson. However, if you don’t already know how to wrap them you can find my free tutorial for wrapping Briolettes and Bead Clusters (included as a second downloadable file with this listing).

Skill level:

Material List:

• 21” (53.4cm) 18 gauge round wire (dead soft or half hard)
• 36” (.91meter) 24 gauge round wire (dead soft)
• 2 ear wires
• 2 wrapped beads, charms, bead clusters, etc to hang from the bottom of the earrings

Tool List:

• Wire Flush Cutters
• Round Nose Pliers
• Needle Nose Pliers (aka chain nose pliers)
• Marker
• Ruler

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©Donna Spadafore, Wire Jewelry Tutorials by Gailavira Jewelry.

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