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Diogenes was the Greek philosopher who walked the streets of Greek cities using a lantern to search for an honest man.  The body of the earrings shown at right reminds me of a lantern and for this reason I have named them Diogenes Earrings. 

This is an intermediate jewelry making project and is probably not suitable for beginners.  When you begin this project, plan on making the wire component that is the body of these earrings at least three times out of practice wire that you will ultimately discard.  After practicing this design a few times you will find that it is relatively easy to make a consistent piece.
 


Diogenes Earrings

 Jewelry Making Supplies Required: Tools Required:
  • 12 inches of 20G wire (preferably 1/2 hard)
  • 12 inches of 26G wire (preferably 1/2 hard)
  • Two Briolette beads
  • Several smaller beads
  • 6 head-pins
  • 1 Pair Ear wire Post with Ball Finding
  • 2 Ear Clutches for ear wire finding

 

  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Flush Cutter
  • Chain Nose or Bent Chain Nose Pliers (2)
  • WigJig Cyclops
  • 7 metal pegs for WigJig Cyclops
  • Nylon Jaw Pliers (preferred but not required)
  • 40 minutes of free time

Jewelry Making Skills Required:

  • Ability to make a wire component by wrapping wire around pegs on a jewelry making jig.
  • Ability to wrap wire around itself, making a wrapped loop. 
  • Ability to make a bead dangle using beads and a head-pin.
  • Ability to hang a briolette beads as a bead dangle using fine gauge wire. 

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