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The obvious question is if two is good, would three be
better? In the case of these earrings the answer is maybe. You
can easily add a third tier to these earrings by adding a new wire
component. This new wire component is a five loop component, but is
made on a different radius of the WigJig Centaur, Cyclops or Electra.
The pattern for this Third Tier Wire Component is shown below, right.
This component is made using the same steps that we used to make the
5 Loop Wire Component for the two tier earrings, but requires 3-1/4" of 20
gauge wire, preferable 1/2 hard. (This 3 Tier Design does not easily
work for a jig with a square peg pattern like the WigJig Delphi or
Making these earrings is exactly the same as making the two tier earrings
except that you connect three bead dangles to the 5 Loop Wire Component in
Step 23, then you use 22 gauge wire and wrapped bead links to connect the
5 Loop Wire Component to the Third Tier Wire Component. The
techniques for connecting these two wire components are exactly the same
as were used to connect the 3 Loop Wire Component to the 5 Loop Wire
component described in Step 22. Obviously, the 3 Tier Earrings
require 10 additional 4mm beads and head pins and more 20 gauge and 22
When you are ready for special earrings that will really get noticed, consider these 3 Tier Earrings.
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