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Making earrings to compliment this necklace involves modifying the yoke
pattern slightly. Instead of using seven pegs in the triangle
pattern, I used five to make a wire component that is smaller than the
yoke for the necklace. This yoke component appears at right.
It is made out of 4 inches of 20G 1/2 hard wire.
Each earring for this pattern are made with three
figure 8 connectors (made with 20G
wire), 3 or 5 beads with 3 or 5 head-pins, two 1/2 inch segments of
medium, round commercial chain, an ear wire finding and the wire component
shown at right.
To make these earrings, first make two of the modified yoke components and six total figure 8 connectors. Cut four 1/2" segments of commercial chain and count out either 6 or 10 head-pins and 6 or 10 beads. Hang your beads from the loops in the modified yoke component just like you did for the Necklace. Connect one 1/2" segment of commercial chain to one side of the modified yoke with a figure 8 connector, opening and closing the loops as discussed here. Do the same for the other side of the modified yoke. Now connect the ends of the chain to your ear wire finding with a figure 8 connector. This third figure 8 connector is used so that the earring hangs with the proper orientation. With that done, make a second earring using the same steps and you are done.
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This WigJig jewelry making 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 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 making jewelry might need to visit the WigJig 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.