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Half-Moon Wire and Crystal Beads Earrings jewelry making project
Half-Moon Earrings

The Half-Moon Earrings shown at left are a relatively simple design to make.   The peg pattern uses one metal peg and one large round Super Peg or the Spiral Maker as shown below, left.  For this particular pair of earrings I used a Post with Ball Ear Wire Finding to hold the earring on the ear.  I also used one Swarovski Emerald 6mm Square (cube) bead per earring (two for the pair). This design can be made on any jig.  (The earring shown at left was made using the WigJig Delphi and a 1/2 inch Super Peg.)  The steps required to make these earrings are described below.

Half-Moon Wire and Crystal Beads Earrings jewelry making project peg pattern
Peg Pattern for Half-Moon Earrings

Step 1:  Begin by cutting and straightening a piece of 20G wire five inches long.  Either 1/2 hard or Soft wire will work.  With 1/2 hard wire you will not need to harden the finished piece as much.

Step 2:  Make a wrapped loop in one end of the 20G wire.  This technique for making a wrapped loop is described here and on the following page (page 7).  This loop must be large enough to fit over the peg in the jig you are using.

Step 3:  Place the loop in the wire over peg 1 and wrap the wire around the Spiral Maker on the jig as shown at left.  You can use any large Super Peg (1/2 inch or larger, or a Spiral Maker as shown at left.)  Be sure to bend the wire enough so that it relaxes back into its finished position. 

Step 4:  Remove the wire from the jig and harden the wire where it wrapped around the Spiral Maker by hammering lightly with a chasing hammer and anvil.  A slight deformation of the wire is desirable. 

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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 making jewelry might need to visit the WigJig University College of Jewelry Techniques for additional information about some of the skills and techniques shown. 

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