Queen of Clubs Wire & Beads Earrings Jewelry Making Project -- Page 15

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Step K:  In this step we need to grab and hold one of either the initial wire segment or the final wire segment and bend it up.  In the pictures below, you can see that we bent the initial wire segment up.  You can tell it is the initial wire segment since it has the loop on it.  Since the final wire segment had more wire, it would probably have been smarter to bend the final wire segment up and then wrap the shorter initial wire segment around the final wire segment in a later step.  To perform this step, grasp the final wire segment with your bent chain nose pliers, just prior to the point where the wire crosses the center of the wire component.  While holding this piece of wire, bend the end of that wire segment up until it is centered and pointing up as shown in the picture below-right. 
Step K to Large Leaf Clubs Jewelry Making Project
Before Step K After Step K

Step L:  As we get ready to wrap one wire tail around the other to fix the design and make it permanent, we need to bend the wire segment that will be used to wrap so that it is perpendicular to the wire vertical wire segment that we will wrap it around.  The secret to making good wraps is to start with the wrapping wire perpendicular to the wrapped wire.  In the picture below-left you can see that we bent the wire tail so that it was perpendicular to the beginning wire segment.  At that point the piece is no longer two dimensional.  It is now three dimensional.  To perform this bend, grasp the wire with your bent chain nose pliers.  Hold the wire with your pliers just prior to the bend and push the wire to bend it. 

Step M:  Now you are ready to wrap.  Remember, keep the wrapping wire perpendicular to the wrapped wire.  Wrap one or two times.  See the picture below-center. 

Step N:  Once you have completed the one to two wraps, cut the excess with with your flush cutter.  After cutting the excess wire you need to use your bent chain nose pliers to squeeze and twist the cut end of the wire until it lays flat as shown in the picture below-right. 
Step L Step M Step N

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