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A key element of Russian architecture of the 19 and early 20th centuries is the Onion Dome roof.  This structure can be seen in Russian Orthodox churches and in the architecture of the Kremlin.  These earrings are called Onion Dome Jewelry Wire Earrings with Beads not because they have any relationship to Russia, but because the shape of the earrings is the shape of the onion dome roof.  (We considered calling these earrings Onion Earrings with Beads, but the vegetable, onion, while great when cooked on a steak and cheese sandwich, can cause bad breath when eaten raw and for this reason isn't a good name for earrings.) 

These earrings were made with 18 gauge wire and this is the correct size of wire to use for a beginner.  For those of you with more experience, I suggest that you consider making your second pair of these earrings in 16 gauge wire. 

Jewelry Making Supplies Tools Required
  • 10 inches of 18 gauge wire.  Soft wire is recommended.
  • 3 inches of 20 or 22 gauge wire (soft or 1/2 hard will work.)
  • 4 inches of 21 gauge 1/2 round, 1/2 hard wire, or 4 inches of 24 gauge round 1/2 hard wire. 
  • One pair of commercial ear wires. 
  • Two 8mm round beads.
  • Two head pins
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Flush Cutter
  • Chain Nose or Bent Chain Nose Pliers (2)
  • Nylon Jaw Pliers
  • Fine Step Jaw Pliers
  • Any WigJig tool with 2 regular metal pegs
  • Two 1/2" Super Pegs for the WigJig
  • Ruler
  • 30 minutes of free time

Skills Required:

  • Ability to use round nose pliers or step jaw pliers to make loops in wire.
  • Ability to wrap wire around pegs on a jewelry making jig to make wire components.
  • Ability to make a bead dangle using a head pin and a bead.
  • Ability to make a modified figure 8 connector.

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