Wire earrings(Need to print)

Wire earrings(Need to print) - Earrings 12 22 ga 1/2 round...

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Earrings 45” 21 ga square Soft GoldFill or Sterling wire 12” 22 ga 1/2 round 1/2hard GF or SS wire 1 pair of matching earwires. Cut 8 pieces of wire to 3”in length Twist the remaining 21inches of wire Cut 4 pieces of twisted wireto 3” and cut 2 pieces at4” You should have a total of 7wires for each earring Step1 First take four plain wires,two 3” twisted wires and one long twisted wire. Gather them side by side withthe long twisted wire in the middle flanked by the short twisted wires and thentwo plain wires on the outer sides. Tape in two places backabout a half inch from the ends. Now do the same for the other set of wires. Try and get all the short wires even at the top end. If you can't you can clipthem even later.
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Step 2 Take your piece of half round and form a hook at one end Step 3 Hook the half round aroundyour wire bundle. The side the end of the hook is on will be the back of yourearrings. Make five wraps and end on the back. Make sure the end of yourhalf round wire ends on the back side. Clip off excess. You can now positionyour binding wire a little better. Just take your thumb or thumbnail and slidethe binding wire up until only about 1/4” of your bundle shows at the top. Youcan then tighten down the binding wires with your flat nose pliers. Sometimes Ilay it on my protected bench block and tap with a rawhidemallet. Step4 Now repeat the last twosteps at the bottom of your bundle. You can now repeat the abovethree procedures for the second earring.
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Step5 O.K., now that you'vecompleted all that it's time to do the finishing touches. Take and bend thetips of each of your top outer wires over. Make sure you bend them towards theback of your earring file all ends before tightening down. Step 6 This is how your top shouldlook after bending over all the base wires. Snug them downlightly. Step 7 Now repeat steps 5 and 6 atthe bottom of your earring. Make sure your ends are even clipping any wiresthat are too long. You want all these to be about 1/4” long measuring from theend of your binding wire. Now repeat steps 5 through 7for your second earring. Step 8 Take your chain nose pliersand clamp them around the long wire at the top of your piece perpendicular tothe body of the earring. I placed the wire about 3/8” down from the tip. Youmay wish to have that area longer or shorter.
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Step 9 Bend that long wire out tothe side so it's at a right angle. When you look at your earring straight onthat wire should be straight out to the side Step 10 Now move your pliers ontothe top of that wire snuggling the tips into the first bend. Clamp your pliersonto that wire about 3/8” from the tip or so when you make your next bend it'sjust about even with the side of your earring. Now bend your wire up and overyour pliers so it goes straight across the top. Step 11
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2011 for the course ARTS 121 taught by Professor Dr.d during the Spring '11 term at Academy of Art University.

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