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Two-to-One Wire Earrings

Instructions for making Two-to-One Wire Earrings out of jewelry wire, beads and jewelry making supplies using WigJig jewelry tools:

2-1 Earrings Jewelry Making Project with Swarovski Pearl Beads, gold jewelry wire and common jewelry making supplies.The matching earrings for our Two-To-One Bracelet are easy to make. 

The wire component used to make this bracelet can be made on any WigJig jewelry tool.  We show patterns for jigs with a circular peg pattern (Cyclops/Centaur jewelry tool) and for jigs with a square peg pattern (Delphi jewelry tool).

The earrings require 8 inches of 18 gauge jewelry wire and 8 inches of 22 gauge jewelry wire, both preferably 1/2 hard, 8 8mm beads, 2 2.5 or 3mm beads, two head pins and one pair of commercial ear wire findings. 

To make the matching earrings, begin by making four of the 2-1 wire components using the instructions below.  Connect two of the 2-1 wire components using 8mm beads and the wrapped bead link.  On one end of these connected 2-1 wire components, hang a bead dangle using a head pin and two 8mm beads separated by one 2.5 or 3mm bead.  On the other end, attach one of your ear wire findings.  Make two identical earrings.

This is an advanced beginner's jewelry making project.  

Jewelry Making Supplies Required:

Jewelry Making Tools Required:

  • 16 or 18 Gauge Jewelry Wire
  • 22 Gauge Jewelry Wire
  • 6mm or 8mm Beads
  • Head Pin Jewelry Finding (2)
  • Nylon Jaw Pliers
  • Flush Cutter
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Fine Step Jaw Pliers (Optional)
  • Bent Chain Nose Pliers (2)
  • Any WigJig jewelry tool

Jewelry Making Skills Required:

  • Ability to straighten jewelry wire using nylon jaw pliers jewelry tool.
     
  • Ability to cut jewelry wire using flush cutter jewelry tool.
     
  • Ability to make a loop in jewelry wire using round nose pliers or step jaw pliers jewelry tools.
     
  • Ability to make a jewelry wire component by shaping wire on WigJig jewelry tools.
     
  • Ability to connect jewelry wire components by opening and closing loops using bent chain nose pliers jewelry tools. 
     
  • Ability to make a wrapped bead link out of beads and jewelry wire using common jewelry tools.
Peg pattern for making 2-1 Wire Earrings using WigJig jewelry tools to shape jewelry wire.
 
Peg pattern on WigJig jewerly making tool showing shaping jewelry wire to make 2-1 Earrings.
Peg Pattern on WigJig Cyclops or
Centaur Jewelry Tool
Peg Pattern on WigJig Delphi
Jewelry Tool

Step-by-step instructions for making Two-to-One Wire Earrings wire component using WigJig jewelry tools, jewelry wire, beads and common jewelry supplies:

Step 1:  Cut and make a loop in a 1-7/8" segment of 16 or 18 gauge jewelry wire. 

Step 2:  Straighten the jewelry wire by pulling it through the jaws of your nylon jaw pliers while holding the initial loop.

Step 3:  Place the initial loop on peg one of your peg pattern in your WigJig jewelry tool.  Position peg 2 in your jewelry making jig, but not peg 3.  Wrap the wire around peg 2 as shown above, leaving the wire resting adjacent to the hole for peg 3.  This will require pushing the jewelry wire just beyond the hole for peg 3 and letting it relax back into that position. 

Step 4:  Add peg three to your jewelry making jig and wrap the wire around peg 3 as shown. 

Instructions for making two to one jewelry wire component using WigJig jewelry tools.Step 5:  Remove the wire from your WigJig jewelry tool and cut the excess jewelry wire.  Close the final loop made on peg 3 with your bent chain nose pliers. 

Step 6:  Harden and flatten the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your nylon jaw pliers. 

Step 7:  Make four of the two to one wire components. 

Step 8:  Connect two of the 2-1 wire components using 8mm beads and the wrapped bead link

Two to One Earrings made on WigJig jewelry tools out of jewelry wire, beads and jewelry supplies.Step 9:  On one end of these connected 2-1 wire components, hang a bead dangle using a head pin and two 8mm beads separated by one 2.5 or 3mm bead.  A longer and more interesting bead dangle, like the one shown above, will make these earrings more interesting.

Step 10:  On the other end of the connected 2-1 jewelry wire components, attach one of your ear wire findings. 

Step 11:  Make two matching earrings and you are done!

Summary of jewelry making instructions:

If we were to make these earrings again, we would make them with a single bead in the bead dangle at the bottom of the earrings.  We think that the earrings would have a more attractive shape with just the single bead at the bottom.  This earring design is realtively easy to make.  They are a good way to use 8mm and perhaps 10mm beads.

 

 



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