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These alternative designs replace
the chain in the Chandelier Earrings with a wire component made on on your
WigJig. These earrings are made from two wire components. The
first component is the V shaped wire component made on the WigJig Delphi.
The second component is the wire component that is used to connect the V
shaped component to the ear wire finding. When combined these two
wire components look like a shovel. The second wire component, we
will call the handle, since it is the handle portion of the shovel. Instructions for making
these components are provided below and in the following pages.
These directions are slightly abbreviated.
|The peg pattern for making the V shaped wire component is shown at right. To make this component, cut and straighten a 2 3/4" piece of wire (preferably 1/2 hard). Make a loop on one end of this wire. Place your initial loop over peg 1. Remove peg 3 from the jig and wrap your wire around peg 2. Push the wire far enough so that it would rest against peg 3 if it were there. Now replace peg 3 and remove pegs 4 and 5. Wrap the wire around peg 3 so that it would rest against peg 4 if it were there. Replace pegs 4 and 5. Remove the wire from the jig and re-place it on the jig in the mirror image position, with the initial loop on peg 5, but with the loop formed on peg 3, still on peg 3. Now remove peg 1 and make a loop around peg 2 with your wire. Make sure to push the wire far enough that it would rest against peg 1 if it were there. Finally, replace peg 1 and wrap the wire around this peg. Cut the excess wire tail and you are done with the V shaped component.||
V Shaped Wire Component
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|This WigJig jewelry project is provided as
part of WigJig University - College of Jewelry Designs. We
try to provide interesting jewelry projects using beads, jewelry wire and
other jewelry supplies. We
hope that these pictures will provide you enough information for you to
complete this project. Some of the skills and jewelry making
techniques have not been discussed here. For beginners, we suggest
that you visit our Beginners Start Here pages. These pages discuss the skills necessary
for making jewelry in the detail that beginners need. We also suggest that
beginners to jewelry might need to visit the
University College of Jewelry Techniques for additional
information about some of the skills and techniques shown.
Most, but not all of the jewelry supplies shown here can be purchased in our WigJig store. We try to have a complete selection of jewelry supplies in our store including chain, wire, glass beads, findings, watches, tools, etc.