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Instructions for making Pumpkin Halloween Earrings out of jewelry wire, beads and jewelry supplies using WigJig jewelry tools

 

Pumpkin Halloween Earrings made out of jewelry wire and common jewelry supplies using WigJig jewelry tools. 


We received a request for a pattern for pumpkins back in July.  I hope that I am not too late. 

This pattern can be made in a variety of sizes as either earrings or a mobile/holiday decoration.

 

 


 

 

        Jewelry Supplies Required:

Completed Pumpkin Halloween Earrings made using WigJig jewelry making tools out of jewelry supplies.

Jewelry Tools Required:

  • 20 inches of 22G Tangerine Artistic Wire
  • 6 inches of 18G Kelly Green Artistic Wire
  • Round Nose Pliers

  • Flush Cutter

  • Any WigJig jewelry tool

  • 6 metal pegs and two 5/8" Super Pegs

  • 30 minutes of free time

Jewelry Making Skills Required:

Peg Pattern for Pumpkin Halloween Earrings on WigJig Electra jewelry tool 
Pumpkin Pattern on WigJig Electra
Jewelry Tool

Pattern for the Olympus Jewelry Tool is provided below.

Step-by-step instructions for making Pumpkin Earrings using WigJig jewelry tools, jewelry wire, and common jewelry supplies:

Step 1:  Cut and straighten a piece of 22G Tangerine Artistic wire 16 inches long.

Step 2:  Position your pegs in your WigJig jewelry tool as shown at left.  Make a loop in one end of the wire and place it on the left most peg.  Wrap the wire around the pegs in the center 3 1/4 times ending with the wire resting against the peg at the far right.


Step 3:  Remove the wire from the WigJig jewelry tool.  Using your hands, hold the 3 1/4 turns of jewelry wire together in the "pumpkin" shape.  Now grasp the wire at the top of the pumpkin about 3/16" from the left side and by hand wrap the wire tail from the initial peg around the 3 1/4 loops of wire two times.  Next grasp the wire 3/16" from the top right side and do the same thing, wrap the wire in the same direction as before, around the 3 1/4 turns of wire twice.  When done the piece should appear as shown at right.  
 

Step 3 to instructions for making Pumpkin Halloween Earrings out of jewelry making supplies.
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Step 4:  Now we need to wrap the jewelry wire around the bottom of the "pumpkin".  Leave some slack in the wire so that we can create a three dimensional, semi-rounded shape, and wrap the two loose wire ends around the bottom of the pumpkin.  When completed it should appear as shown at right.

Step 4 to instructions for making Pumpkin Halloween Earrings using WigJig jewelry tools.
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Step 5:  Cut and straighten a 4 inch piece of 18G Kelly Green Artistic Wire

 

Step 6:  Grasp the wire with your round nose pliers about 1 inch from the end of the wire, and make a "U" shaped bend in the wire.  Place the bottom of the "U" against the 3 1/4 turns of wire and wrap the wire around the tangerine wire twice.   When competed the piece should appear as shown at right.  
 


Step 6 to instructions for making Pumpkin Halloween Earrings out of common jewelry making supplies.
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Step 7:  Using your round nose pliers, grasp the Kelly Green wire 3/4 inch above the "pumpkin"Make a another "U" shaped bend at this point.  When completed the wire should appear as shown at right.  
 

Step 7 to instructions for making Pumpkin Halloween Earrings using common jewelry supplies.
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Step 8:  Wrap the wire tail around the "pumpkin" where it crosses.  Use two turns around the "pumpkin".  The stem of the pumpkin should now appear as shown at right.  Finish the stem by cutting off the wire tails on both sides. 

Step 8 to instructions for making Pumpkin Halloween Earrings using jewelry tools to shape jewelry wire.
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Step 9: Cut and straighten a piece of 22G Tangerine wire 4 inches long. 

Step 10:  Make a "U" shaped bend one inch from the end of this wire and at that bend, wrap the wire around the top of the pumpkin, between the two wraps from the stem.  Wrap two times around.  When completed, your wire should appear as shown at right. 
 


Step 9 to instructions for making Pumpkin Halloween Earrings using common jewelry making supplies.
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Step 11: Leaving slack to enhance the three dimensional effect of the pumpkin wrap the new wire segment around the bottom of the "pumpkin" twice.  Cut the loose wire tail at top and bottom.  At this point your pumpkin should appear as shown at right. 

Step 11 to instructions for making Pumpkin Halloween Earrings using WigJig jewelry making tools to shape jewelry wire.
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Finished Pumpkin Halloween Earrings using common jewelry tools out of jewelry making supplies.

Step 12:  Hand finish the pumpkin to make it as realistic as possible.  I tried to use the slack in the three vertical wire segments to create a rounded effect by bending them slightly. 

Alternative Configuration:  You can make a loop in the top of the "stem" if you want to make this figure hang easier.

Peg pattern for Pumpkin Halloween Earrings on WigJig Olympus or Olympus Lite jewelry tools.



The pattern for the Pumpkin on the Olympus or Olympus-Lite jewelry tool is provided at left. 

Completed Pumpkin Halloween Earrings made using WigJig jewelry tools.

Happy Halloween!

 

 

 



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