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Woodland Leaf & Pearl Wrapped Earrings

Great introduction to wire wrapping

Materials

40cm 26ga wire (divided into two 20cm lengths)
2 brass woodland leaf charm
2 ear wires
Beads
6 3mm pearls
4 petite pearl tear drops
6 seed beads
2 9mm Lucite flowers

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

Step 1
Take one 20cm piece of wire and thread three 3mm pearls pushing them to the center of the wire (step 1a). Twist the two wires together so the twist section measures 1cm (step 1b).

Step 2
Take the woodland leaf charm and thread it on the wire so the pearl sit in the front (step 2a). Gently work the wire back over the top of the charm around to the front and thread through the hole of the woodland leaf charm a second time (step 2b).

Step 3
Take one piece of the wire and thread a petite pearl teardrop (step 3a). Work the wire back over the bead and twist the two wires together securing the bead (step 3b).
Take the two main wires and twist together a few times. Then take one of the wires and thread the flower cup and a pearl tear drop (step 3c), make a small loop working the wire back through the flower cup (step 3d) and twist the two wires together (step 3e).
Take the other piece of wire and thread three seed beads make a loop around and twist the two wires together (step 3f).

Step 4
Twist the two main wire together so the twist measures 1cm. Using your round nose pliers create a loop (step 4) then wrap both pieces of wire around the foundation wire; trim excess and using your flat-nose pliers to gently squeeze the ends flat against your foundation wire (this will prevent it catching latter on).

Step 5
Take one ear wire and open the bottom loop and thread the woodland earring. Repeat steps 1 – 5 for other side.