Asymmetrical 2 bead earring

Designed by Deborah Kelly

Now available made-to-order from DCDK.Jewelry

Materials Needed

  • 6 each, 2 ½ inch long 20 gauge wire for base wires

  • 1 each, 15 inch long 26 gauge wire for wrapping

  • 2 each, 8 mm beads

  • 2 each, beads matching or contrasting other beads 6-10 mm

  • 2 each, earring hooks

Tools need

  • round nose pliers

  • flat or chain nose pliers

  • wire cutters


Step 1

Take one of the base wires and wrap the weaving wire around it 3 times.

Begin the weave about half way down the wire.

Step 2

Place an other base wire next to the first and wrap the weaving wire around both wires twice.

Be careful to leave a weaving wire size gap between the two base wires.

Step 3

Continue this pattern of wrapping three times around the first base wire and then twice around both base wires.

Do a total of 6 patterns.

End with wrapping the weaving wire around the first base wire 3 times.

Cut the weaving wire and smooth down with pliers.

Set the rest of the weaving wire aside.

Step 4

Bend the wire with the 3 wraps up and slip a 8 mm bead on it.

Bend the weave around the bead. Before wrapping around the bead cut of the beginning tail on the wrapping wire and smooth with chain nose pliers.

Step 5

Bend the two base wires on the top around the wire sticking up out of the bead.

Step 6

Cut off the two base wires on the back of the earring and crimp them around the wire going thru the bead with your chain nose pliers.

Step 7

Make a loop with your round nose pliers on the wire coming up thru the bead.

This is the loop the earring hook will attach to.

The loop should be parallel to the weave around the bead.

Cut off the extra wire and close the loop.

Step 8

Gently bend the bottom wire in an attractive curve.

Make a loop on the end of the wire with round nose pliers.

Cut off the extra wire.

Set aside.

Step 9

Take a third base wire and make a loop at one end with round nose pliers.

The wire should look like an eye pin.

Step 10

Slip one of the contrasting or matching beads on the eye pin.

Step 11

Bend the wire up and around the bead. Wrap around the base of the loop.

The wrap around the base of the loop does not have to be tight.

Step 12

Cut off the excess wire.

Use pliers to make sure the end of the wire is against the wire wrapping around the bead.

This is the bead that dangles under the earring.

Step 13

Open the loop on top of the dangle bead.

Step 14

Insert the loop of the dangle bead into the loop on the bottom of the main part of the earring.

Step 15

Make a 2nd earring like the first.

Put on ear wires.

Deborah Kelly

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I grew up on top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere Oregon. Met and married my Husband before going to OSU and getting a BS in Apparel Design in 2002. I started out making beaded jewelry in my early teen years. Both free hand and on a loom. Year after graduating I moved to MO and started making cosmetics and continued experimenting in soap making which I started in college. During my years in MO I started getting into baking and did events as a self employed concession stand vendor. I really did love my cotton candy machine. At events I did more then just cotton candy. I had a 2 head espresso machine, hot dog steamer, made hard candy to sell, and did 21 flavors of snow cones. While doing all of that I also learned to fix my own vehicles because when I did take them to a mechanic I had to fix them when I got them back. After our 3rd child was born in 2010 we lost our house and hit the road in an RV. One winter we ended up in Quartzsite AZ where I started making wire jewelry. Since then I have started designing wire jewelry, became an instructor at the gem club in Quartzsite. Started teaching independent jewelry making classes. Writing and selling tutorials for jewelry making. In the summer I am a property locator, photographer and videographer. I also spend my summer working on my own project to give back to the universe by making and giving away my jewelry because everyone needs something pretty.
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