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This earring design has the unique property that you can change the bead dangles.  This is a beginners jewelry making project.  Pages 2-4 provide instructions for making these earrings on the WigJig Electra.  Pages 5 and 6 provide instructions for an alternative design made on the WigJig Centaur or Cyclops. 

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        Jewelry Supplies:

Tools Required:

  • 6 inches of 21G half-hard gold-filled wire (20G can be used)
  • Two 3mm gold-filled end cap beads
  • Two or more crystal beads
  • Two gold-filled head-pins
  • Four 2mm or 2.5 mm round gold-filled beads (optional)
  • Jeweler's Cement

(End Cap beads are metal beads with a hole drilled 1/2 way through.  They can be found in our Internet store here.)

  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Flush Cutter
  • Chain Nose or Bent Chain Nose Pliers
  • Any WigJig acrylic jig
  • 3 metal pegs and one 5/16" Super Peg
  • Chasing Hammer
  • Anvil
  • 30 minutes of free time


Jewelry Skills Required:

  • Use of a WigJig with pegs and Super Pegs to make wire components.
  • Ability to glue an end cap to wire with Jeweler's Cement. 
  • Ability to make a bead dangle with beads and head-pins.

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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 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.