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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Intro

      0:46

    • 2.

      Threader Earrings

      4:18

    • 3.

      Wire Wrapped Beaded Studs

      2:30

    • 4.

      Beaded Teardrop Earrings

      5:59

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About This Class

Welcome folks! In this class we will be creating 3 beaded earring designs. We’ll begin with a pair of trendy Threader Earrings, then a set of Wire Wrapped Bead Studs, followed by a cute pair of Teardrop Post Earrings.

We will be…

  • straightening wire
  • wrapping an irregular shape with wire
  • wrapping wire onto another design
  • creating a post for a stud earring
  • using pliers to create shapes
  • smoothing cut wire ends

In each video, I’ll cover the  tools and materials you need for that particular pair of earrings. Here is a complete list of what you will need to make everything in this class.

The tools and materials you will need…

  • flat-nose pliers
  • needle-nose pliers
  • wire straightening/plastic-covered pliers
  • flush/wire cutters
  • a rounded pencil
  • a file
  • 20 gauge jewelry wire in silver or color of your choice
  • 22 gauge jewelry wire in a matching color
  • Rose quartz chips or beads of your choice

 In the Project & Resources section you can find an attachment where I have put together a list of all the supplies you need for this class! Once you click on the tab, you will find the file in your downloads.

If you enjoyed using beads in this class you might like these other tutorials as well!

Remember to have fun, enjoy the process, and keep wrapping!

- Katrina

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Katrina Anderson

DIY wire jewelry tutorials

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Hello! I'm Katrina Anderson and I enjoy making wire jewelry and sharing that passion with others. I began Katirose Creates as an outlet for my jewelry making and I hope that it will be an inspiration to you as well!

I'm so thankful that God gave us the ability to be creative! I hope that you will discover as I have, the joy that comes when you use your creativity to bless and inspire others and glorify God.

Thank you for being here and watching my classes! I trust that you will enjoy creating and learning as you follow along.

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1. Intro: Hello folks, Katrina here and welcome back to another class. In these videos, we will be making three different sets of earrings, starting off with a threat or style and then a wire wrapped stud, and lastly, a teardrop shaped post. I will of course be showing you the tools and materials you need in each video for that particular earring. And definitely feel free to pause and go back and re-watch the videos if you need to. I always try to keep these videos super simple and easy to follow. So please leave a review and let me know how it went for you and what you think. And then I'd love to have you go check out my other classes where you can find even more wired jewelry tutorials. Now let's get into the videos and start making jewelry that is like a wildflower, beautiful, unique, and timeless. 2. Threader Earrings: We're going to start off with the threat or earrings. First off, our tools, we have a pencil and a file for all three earrings. I chose this 20 gauge jewelry wire in silver, but you can choose whichever color you prefer. We will be using the wire cutters, the wire straight runners, and the flat nose pliers. You can use just about any style. But I chose these gemstone chips for the bees. To begin making the earrings. We're going to pull out a length of the wire and smooth it down with the wire Straight nerd. Next we're going to add the bead onto the wire. If you are using a shaped beads such as a circle or a square, you really don't need to worry about which way you put it on. Gemstone beads have an irregular shape most of the time. I'm turning this one around so that it hangs the way I want it to when I finished the earring with the bead on the wire, I'm going to create a small band at the very end of the wire, placing it in the tip of the pliers so that it creates as small of a bend as possible. Bringing the wire all the way around. And then we're going to pinch it closed with suppliers so that that wire is flat and pressed against itself. Once we have finished creating this bend, the bead will now stay on the earring. Next, we're going to use the pencil to create the shape of the earring. The length that you make the front of the earring is totally up to you. I made mine about three-quarters to an inch long, and then I mark that spot with my thumb and then wrapped it around the pencil. This is just a regular size pencil which maybe has a diameter of a quarter inch, which is just the right size for hearing. Now we're going to create the back of the throat or on this set of earrings here, I made the back to be about level with the front of the earring. But on this pair that I'm making now, I think it will look best if I make it longer. And so I'm going to mark that spot with my fingers and then cut it off with the wire cutters. Now that we have cut the wire to the length, we want it, we're going to use the file and smooth down the end. One final step to give these earrings are really nice, finished look is to bend the back of the earring, just pressing it on my thumb to give that backside a slight curve. Ends, pinching the ends together to give it a subtle bend. We're going to repeat all of these steps to create this second earring. Now that we're to the step of shaping the earring, we're going to place the first earring that we made back on the pencil to help act as a guide to where we need to cut the secondary. Make sure you are holding that first airing tightly against the pencil so that there is no gap between the wire and the pencil. And then hold the wires flush. Place your thumb on both earrings, and wrap the wire around the pencil until it matches the same angle as the first airing, making sure that both fronts of the earrings stay aligned. Once we have wrapped the wire all the way around and it matches the first airing. We're then going to hold it next to that earring and mark it with our thumb so that we can cut it off to the same length as the first airing. Then we went to file the n smooth. Here you can see that it has a slight bow in the wire. So now we're going to take the flat nose pliers. And at this point, we will straighten both earrings to make sure that everything is parallel to each other and flat. After we make sure that everything else is straight, we're going to go back to the backside of the earring and curved that long end to give it a nice curve towards the front of the hearing and then bending both earrings so that they have the same angle and they are matching. There you go. You have now made a pair of beaded threat or earrings. Now let's head on to the next video. 3. Wire Wrapped Beaded Studs: Next up we have the wire wrapped stats. I will be using the same Jim Stone chip beats that I used on the first pair of earrings. Depending on if you choose gemstone beads like this or around big, it will change how you wrap the wire a little bit later in the video, we will be using the same wire, 20 gauge in silver, a file. And we will be using the wire cutters, wire straightness, and the flat nose pliers. As usual, we will be starting off by smoothing out the wire with the wire straight answers. Next we are going to file the end as this is going to become the post of our earring. With the smooth, we will add our bead. We're going to slide the bead on down the wire so that it's out of the way. So we can create the post of the earring. The length of a post hearing is usually about three-eighths, 2.5 inch long. So I'm going to place it in the pliers at that length and bend it over, creating a 90-degree turn. Side note, if you are not using a gemstone beads, you will not need to create this 90 degree turn in their wire. So take that into account when creating the post of your earring with my gemstone be pressed up against that right angle. I'm going to begin wrapping the long end of the wire up and around that beat, crisscrossing it in different directions, around and around and not trying to make it exactly perfect. How many times you wrap the wire around is up to you. But I did approximately three times. Once you have decided that you are done, wrapping the beat will bring that long and around and then cut it in a place where we can tuck the end of it next to another one of the wires. Once we have cut off the excess wire, we are now going to tuck that and down against the stone. And we're going to use our flat nose pliers and first pull the wire out to create a small bend at the end of the wire. And then we will tuck it back in against one of the wires that is already wrapped on the stone. Using our fingers and the pliers want to make sure that end of the wire is tucked as tightly as possible against the bead. Last day, I'm going to bend the post of the earring straight out the back of the B. You will only be doing this if you're using the gemstone type of bead and not around one. And here we have the finished pair of the wire wrapped beat its debts. And now I'll see you in the next video. 4. Beaded Teardrop Earrings: Lastly, we will be creating this teardrop post earring. We're going to be using the gemstone beads, and these are a little bit smaller in size. We have a file besides the 20 gauge wire that we have been using. We also need a smaller wire in 22 gauge. Will use the wire cutters, the wire straight news nose pliers, and the flat nose pliers using the 20 gauge where we're going to create the frame of the earrings using the wire straight nurse. We're going to smooth out the wire. Next step we're going to create the post of the earring using our flat nose pliers. We're going to place it into the pliers about three-eighths, 2.5 inch long. And we're going to bend it over 90 degrees. Now we will use the needle nose pliers to create the teardrop shape. We're going to place the wire at the very base of the needle nose pliers about a quarter of an inch down from the post. We're going to place the wire in the pliers at the base and bend it over, wrapping it around all the way to the top of the earring. The size you make your teardrop shape will be determined by what size your BTS. If you need a larger teardrop than the size of your needle nose pliers, you could wrap it around a pencil or some other small round object. Placing the wire at the base of my needle nose pliers, I'm going to bend the teardrop shape. So it has a little more of a round shape, rounded bottom instead of a long teardrop shape. This adjustment will depend on the size of your bead and how you like the shape of your teardrop to look. Now I'm just going to check real quick to make sure the bead fits in the teardrop. Now that we have made the tear drop the size and shape that we want, I'm going to wrap the long end of the wire around the front of the post. I'm going to use the flat nose pliers to hold the teardrop so that it doesn't lose its shape. While I wrap the long end of the wire down and around the post, you went to make sure that the wire does not go over the top of the post as you wrap it around, but more to the side and underneath so that it lines up with the teardrop shape where we can bring it to the front and then use our wire cutters to cut it off flush against the teardrop shape. With the wire cut, I'm going to use the flat nose pliers to tighten down that end and make sure that it is tight against the post and the teardrop shape. Gently squeezing it against the post as well as against itself to make sure that it will not slide or move around. Now we will use the file to smooth the end of the post. Now that we have created the teardrop shape, we're going to take the 22 gauge wire and begin attaching it onto the teardrop so we can add our bead. First. We're going to smooth out the wire with the wire strangers. Then we're going to slide the bead onto the wire. To begin wrapping the wire onto our teardrop. We're going to place it up through the center of the teardrop from the bottom to the top, I have about an inch of wire sticking off the end, which I will then curve around. And using the flat nose pliers, I will bend it up through the middle of the teardrop to begin wrapping it in, securing it onto the teardrop shape. Having brought up the end of the wire through the teardrop shape, I'm going to pull both ends of the wire as tightly as possible to secure it onto the teardrop shape. Keeping the wire on this side of the teardrop, continuing to wrap it around about three times. Keep tightening the spiral every time you wrap the wire around the teardrop. Now that I've come to the end of the wire, I'm going to bring the long end towards the center of the teardrop shape. And using my thumb, I'm going to press in the center of the teardrop to create a slight bend in the wire. This will help keep the bead centered in the middle of the teardrop. Now I'm going to cut off that short end where we first begin wrapping the wire around. With the flatness players, I will now tighten the end of the wire against the teardrop shape and alongside the spiral. Now we can slide the beat up into the center of the teardrop. Now we're going to cut the long end of the wire with our wire cutters, leaving an inch of space, which we will then wrap around the teardrop to secure the bead on to the teardrop. I'm going to wrap this end of the wire the same as the first one, which will be towards the bottom of the teardrop shape. Using the flat nose pliers, I will bend the wire and tuck it down through the teardrop shape, pulling it out the other side and tightening it as much as possible. And then continue wrapping it around until I am to the end of the wire. Keep in mind as you are wrapping the wire that you want to tighten this spiral every time you bring the wire around, squeezing it together. When the second spiral up matches the width of the first spiral, who will bring it around to the back of the earring, where we will then cut it off with the wire cutters. With that extra wire cut off, I'm going to take the flat nose pliers and tighten down that spiral, as well as the other one, making sure that everything is tightened secure, flattened against the teardrop so that it will not slide up and down within a teardrop shape and then no sharp edges are sticking out. And then repeat all of these steps for the second earing. There you have the floating bead teardrop post earrings. Thanks for watching and I hope you enjoyed this class.