Petite Inspirations

In the name of inspiration and all things interesting to me and hopefully you.

Twilight


 
Supplies:
2 – 6 mm dark brown round glass beads
2 – 6 mm amber round glass beads
2 – 6 mm golden round glass beads
6 – 2 1/2″ 20 guage gold colored copper wire (for beads)
2 – 3″ 20 guage gold colored copper wire (for hooks)

Tools
Basic Tool Kit

Ring Mandrel

Duration
20 minutes

Length: 3 1/2″

The Idea

To create the hook, take the 3″ wire and create a wire wrapped loop at one end. Wrap the wire around a cylindrical object, preferrably a 1″ mandrel to create the round bend. Find the center and bend at the center with the chain nose pliers and bend the wire over itself to create something that resembles a fish shape. Open up the wire a bit and cut off the extra wire, about 1/4″ shorter than the other side of the wire with the loop.
Take a 2 1/2″ length of the gold wire and with chain nose pliers, bend over about 1/16″ wire over itself to create a headpin. Thread the gold bead through and close with a wire wrapped loop. Get another wire and create a wire wrapped loop, but before closing the loop, hook the gold bead that you just wired. Thread the amber bead and close with a wire wrapped loop. Get another wire and create a wire wrapped loop, but before you close the loop, hook the amber bead and close the loop. Thread the brown bead and before you close the wire wrapped loop, hook the earring hook through and close the loop.

Tip:
Make sure the wire wrapped loops on the top and bottom of the beads are both facing the same sides and centered on the bead. This will make your jewelry look more finished and balanced when completed.
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