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Bull's Eye Wire Earrings

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Instructions for making Bull's Eye Wire Earrings out of jewelry wire, beads and jewelry making supplies using WigJig jewelry tools

 

Bull's Eye Earrings Jewelry Making Project made with gold jewelry wire and crystal AB beads.Bull's Eye Earrings Jewelry Making Project made with WigJig jewelry tools and common jewelry supplies.These earrings are a relatively easy to make design that can be made on any WigJig jewelry tool using two Super Pegs, one 7/8" and one either 5/8" or 1/2".  The earrings shown near right were made with 1/2" Super Pegs and have a 8mm bead, while the earrings far right were made with a 5/8" Super Peg and have a 6mm bead.  Both are nice, but slightly different.  This is an advanced beginners jewelry making project

Jewelry Supplies Required:

Jewelry Tools Required:

  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Flush Cutter
  • Chain Nose or Bent Chain Nose Pliers
  • Any WigJig jewelry tool with 2 metal pegs
  • 7/8" Super Peg and 1/2" or 5/8" Super Peg for your jewelry making jig.
  • Fine Step Jaw Pliers or Master Coiler (Optional)
  • Nylon Jaw Pliers
  • 30 minutes of free time

Bull's Eye Earrings Jewelry Making Project made using WigJig jewelry making tools with common jewelry supplies.Bull's Eye Earrings Jewelry Making Project made with gold jewelry wire and round brown beads.

Step-by-step instructions for making Bull's Eye Wire Earrings using WigJig jewelry tools, jewelry wire, beads and common jewelry supplies:

These earrings are made from two 16 gauge circular wire components connected together by a jump ring finding.  For obvious reasons we will call the two wire components the large circle and the small circle. 

Step 1:  Straighten then cut a 3 3/4" segment then a 2 3/4" segment of 16 gauge soft jewelry wire.  (We straighten this wire first then cut it because with 16 gauge wire it is easier to hold the entire coil of wire while straightening the jewelry wire.  Use your nylon jaw pliers to straighten the jewelry wire and your flush cutter to cut the wire.)

Step 2:  Using your round nose pliers or your step jaw pliers make an eye loop in the end of each jewelry wire segment.  Using this approach, we made our loops in the sharp end of the jewelry wire since the last 1/8" of wire was going to be cut off instructions for making Bull's Eye Earrings showing peg pattern for shaping jewelry wire on WigJig jewelry tool.and discarded anyway. 

Step 3:  Position a regular metal peg (peg 1) and a 7/8" Super Peg in your WigJig jewelry tool as shown at left.  (The 7/8" Super Peg can be purchased as part of our Large Round Super Pegs for the Olympus or the Delphi jewelry tool.)  This combination of pegs is used to make the Large Circular wire component.  Place your initial loop in the 3 3/4" jewelry wire segment on peg 1 and wrap the wire completely around peg 2 as shown. 

Step 4:  Now we are ready to make the Small Circular wire component.  Position a regular metal peg and a 1/2" (or 5/8") Super Peg in your WigJig jewelry tool as shown above-left.  Place the initial loop from the 2 3/4" jewelry wire segment on peg 3 and wrap the wire completely around peg 4. 

Completed Bull's Eye Earrings Jewelry Making Project made with crystal AB beads and gold jewelry wire.Completed Bull's Eye Earrings Jewelry Making Project made using common jewelry making supplies.Step 5:  Remove both jewelry wire components from your jig.  Cut the excess jewelry wire on both segments. 

Step 6:  If you have an anvil and a chasing hammer or a nylon hammer, we recommend hammering each jewelry wire component to harden and set the design.  This is not mandatory but is recommended. 

Step 7:  Now make a medium jump rings out of 20 gauge jewelry wire.  Open a jump ring and use it to connect the Small Circular Wire Component to the Large Circular Wire Component.  Once they are connected, close the jump ring.  The technique for open and closing jump rings is discussed here.

Step 8:  To get these earrings to hang the right way, we need to connect the Large Circular Wire Component to an ear wire finding using a modified figure 8 connector made out of 20 gauge jewelry wire. 

Step 9:  Open the loops on the modified figure 8 connector and connect the ear wire finding to one end and the Large Circular Wire Component on the other end, then close both loops. 

Step 10:  The last task necessary in making these earrings is to use a head-pin and connect your bead to the loop in the Small Circular Wire Component.  You can make this bead dangle with either an open loop or a wrapped loop.  When you have completed making your bead dangle and cut the excess wire your Bull's Eye Earring will be done.

Make a second earring using the same steps described above, only hang the earring so that the orientation will be a mirror image of the first earring.

Alternative design for Bull's Eye Earrings Jewelry Making Project made with gold jewelry wire and crystal beads.Alternative design for Bull's Eye Earrings Jewelry Making Project made with common jewelry making supplies.Alternative designs for making earrings using WigJig jewelry tools:

We have already discussed two alternative configurations for these earrings.  The first alternative is to use the 1/2" Small Circular Wire Component or the 5/8" Small Circular Wire Component.  The second alternative is to use an 8mm bead or a 6mm bead in the center of your bull's eye.  If you get really ambitious, you could make an even smaller wire component so that you would have three concentric circles of wire with a bead in the center.  To accomplish this alternative, we recommend using a 3/8" Super Peg for making the wire component and a 4mm bead for the center. 

Summary of jewelry making instructions:

We hope that you will find this jewelry making project to be "on target" with your tastes.  (Sorry, but we could not resist this pun.)  These earrings are interesting.  They are attractive when paired with nice beads.  They have a lot of motion when worn.  In short, these earrings get noticed.

 

 



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