Campanula Swirl Earrings
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Designed by: Holly Eve
Learn how to make a delicate pair of wire swirl earrings with a mixture of rose gold and silver plated beads.
Cut 3 lengths of wire measuring approx. 7" long. Place the 3 strands together. Measure approx. 1.5" from the top and bend one of the strands outwards from the other two. Wrap it tightly upwards around the other 2, making approx. 6 neat wraps.
Thread a rose gold bead onto the 3 strands below where you just wrapped.
Repeat the wrapping below this bead using one of the 3 strands. Wrap a couple more times, making a total of 8/9 wraps here. You'll cover up the extra wraps.
Thread the tube bead up over the 3 strands underneath the second section of wrapped wire. This should stay in position below the wrapped wire. To secure it here, open the tube slightly and edge it over the last of the 8/9 wire wraps. Close the tube again to hold it in place around the last wraps.
If the tube bead doesn't stay in position, try adding a little glue underneath where it won't be seen.
Thread a rose gold bead onto one of the strands underneath the tube bead. Make a swirl with the rest of the wire. To do this, turn a small loop using the very end of your round nose pliers. Take your flat nose pliers and hold the loop flat, then turn your wrist in increments to turn the loop in on itself. You could also do this gradually with your fingers instead of flat nose pliers.
Repeat the last step with all 3 wires and make all 3 different lengths.
At the top of the earring, trim the two wires that you wrapped around. Take the other wire and trim it down to 2cm long. Roll this into a tight loop and alter its position so it is as neat as possible.
Open the loop on your earwire base and attach this to the loop on your wire. Close the earwire loop securely.
Repeat the steps to make your second earring!
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