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The three wire components used to make the body of these earrings are
shown at right. We also need a modified figure 8 connector and an
ear wire finding to complete these earrings. Our instructions for
making this jewelry item begin with the top wire component. On page
3 we will provide the instructions for the 3 loop wire component and for
how to connect the 3 loop component to the top wire component. On
page 4 we provide instructions for the 5 loop wire component and on page 6
we provide instructions for assembling the earrings including the modified
figure 8 connector and the ear wire finding.
Step 1: Cut and make a loop in one end of a piece of 20 gauge wire 2 inches
long. 1/2 hard wire is preferred.
Step 2: Straighten this wire.
Step 3: Place pegs 1 and 2 into your WigJig Cyclops or Centaur as
shown at right. Put the initial loop on peg 1 and wrap the wire
around peg 2 1-3/4 times so that it rests against the hole where peg 3
|Step 4: Now add peg 3 and wrap the wire around this peg.
Step 5: Remove the wire from the jig and cut the excess wire. Close the loop made around peg 3 with your bent chain nose pliers.
Step 6: Now using your round nose pliers convert both loops in the top wire component into "eye" loops as shown at the bottom here.
Step 7: Using your bent chain nose pliers, one at a time grasp the loops at the bottom of this wire component and twist them 90 degrees. When completed it should appear as shown below, right.
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