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The earrings shown at right were made using the round peg pattern of the WigJig Cyclops, Centaur or Electra. These earrings are made from four wire components plus ear wire findings. The four wire components working down from the ear wire finding are a modified figure 8 connector, the top wire component, the 5 loop wire component and the three loop wire component. Making these earrings requires 16 inches of 20 gauge wire (preferably 1/2 hard), 10 inches of 22 or 24 gauge wire (preferably 1/2 hard), 18 teardrop beads, 14 1-1/2" head pins and a pair of ear wire findings.
For the earrings shown on the left, the modified figure 8
connector is optional. For the earrings with the top wire component shown
on the right, the modified figure 8 connector is mandatory.
Instructions for making this connector can be found here.
|The top wire connector connects the body of the earring to the modified figure 8 connector or optionally directly to the ear wire finding. This component is made using the peg pattern shown at right. This top wire component for the earrings on the left (shown above right) is made using the instructions for "Style 2" from page 10 and 11. This component for the earrings on the right was made using the instructions for "Style 1". With the Style 2 top wire component, the modified figure 8 connector is optional. With Style 1, the modified figure 8 connector is mandatory. As described in pages 10 and 11, making this wire component uses 2 1/8" of 20 gauge wire and requires wrapping the wire around the pegs as shown at right, cutting the excess wire, converting the loops on pegs 1 and 3 to eye loops, and finally rotating those loops 90 degrees.||
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