Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Easy Wire Earrings Tutorial Uses Hammered Tabs Instead of Wire Wrapping

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Kimberley Newman is a genius.  Lots of people make wire wrapped earrings with single beads. But her tutorial has a crucial difference. Instead of using a finer wire like 26 G  or 28 G to wrap the beads to the frames, she hammered tabs which are then simply folded over.  Gives a different look, doesn't it?


The tutorial also shows how she uses a marker pen to help form the round part of the frame. If you are using round beads which are smaller (or larger) than a marker pen barrel, consider other mandrels like knitting needles and wooden dowels.

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4 comments:

  1. Are you kidding me?! This is so easy and so effective! What a brilliant idea! Thanks so much for sharing this Pearl!

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  2. Sometimes the easiest ideas are the best!!

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  3. great idea for people like me who are not patient enough to wire wrap

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  4. This is a great one for folks who make their own beads, too (like me). It is such a great way to show off the full beauty of a bead's face. Thank you for sharing this one.

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