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Our matching earring design for our Double 8's Bracelet is shown left and right. These are larger and bolder earrings. The basic wire component for these earrings is the double 8 wire component that we discussed in the prior pages. Each earring will require three of these double 8 wire components along with a top wire component and a "V" shaped bottom wire component. The pattern for the top and bottom wire components can be viewed below. Use the same wire for the top and bottom wire components as you used for the double 8 wire components. In the earrings at left, we used 18 gauge wire. In the earrings at right, we used 20 gauge wire.
For the top wire component shown at left, we wrapped the beginning and ending wire segments around the basic wire component. This makes these two loops closed loops.
For the bottom wire component, we made that with a slightly different peg pattern, but otherwise used the same technique as for the regular double 8 wire component. We wrap the beginning and ending wire across the middle of the bottom wire component and with the excess wire, made an eye loop at the bottom.
Assemble these earrings starting with the top wire component. Using figure 8 connectors, connect the two end loops on the top wire component to the end loops on your first double 8 wire component. Connect three double 8 wire components using the same techniques as you did for the bracelet. Then use figure 8 connectors to connect the end loops for the bottom or "V" shaped component to the end loops on your lowest double 8 wire component. Add two bead dangles to the end loops of the bottom wire component and add another bead dangle to the eye loop at the bottom. You can view our instructions for making a bead dangle here. Finish these earrings by adding your ear wire to the top. We recommend using a post style commercial ear wire like our item 2659 in sterling silver or item 2660 in gold-filled.
The next web page is reserved for future instructions on our Double 8's necklace design.
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