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Step 15: Wrap the wire tail around the wire in that side of the Raindrop Wire component 1 1/2 turns as shown at right. Keeping the wire tail as close to perpendicular to the wire in the Raindrop Wire Component as possible so that your wrap will be tight.
Step 16: Cut the excess wire with your flush cutter about 1/16" from the edge of the Raindrop Wire Component.
Step 17: Using your bent chain nose pliers, squeeze the cut end of the wire flat against the inside of the Raindrop Wire Component. Slide the wire to the position shown and try to keep it in this position during the following steps.
Step 18: Thread one size 11 seed bead, an 8mm bead and a second size 11 seed bead onto the fine gauge wire. (We used topaz silver lined seed beads with our gold wire. With silver wire we recommend crystal silver lined seed beads.) If you don't have a size 11 seed bead, you can use two size 8 seed beads and a 6mm bead instead of the 8mm beads shown here or you can use a 1/2 inch Super Peg to make a larger Raindrop and use 8mm beads with size 8 seed beads. Now we are ready to wrap the other side of the fine gauge wire around the Raindrop Wire Component.
Step 19: Using your fingers, wrap the fine gauge wire about 1/2 way around the Raindrop wire component. At this point we can not wrap further because the wire tail is too long.
Step 20: Using your flush cutter cut the excess wire about 3/8" from the bend.
Step 21: Using a combination of your fingers and your bent chain nose pliers, wrap the wire tail around the Raindrop Wire Component 1 1/2 times as shown at right.
Step 22: Cut the excess wire 1/16" from the wrap.
Step 23: Using your bent chain nose pliers, squeeze the wire tail flat against the inside of the Raindrop.
This complete our work on the Raindrop Wire Component and beads. In the following page we will begin assembling the earrings.
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