Bi-Color Leaves

For this elegant mixed metal earring design, flattened pieces of patinaed silver wire are wrapped around the frame with gold wire, creating a simple yet sophisticated look.

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This mixed metal earring design combines silver and gold-filled wire wrapping for a sophisticated look! Create an interesting contrast effect by combining techniques of hammering, patinated metals, and wrapping. This intermediate jewelry making project is perfect for anyone familiar with the basic technique of wrapping.

Required Materials: 16-gauge silver dead-soft wire 18-gauge gold-filled dead-soft wire 28-gauge gold-filled dead-soft wire 20-gauge gold-filled or silver dead-soft wire Flat-nose pliers Flat-nose nylon-jaw pliers Round-nose pliers Flush cutters Chasing hammer Bench block Ring mandrel Sharpie permanent marker Flat needle file Ruler Liver of sulfur Polishing cloth
Technique: Wire Wrap
Originally Published: Step by Step Wire Jewelry February/March 2013

SKU: EP7922

Author/Speaker/Editor: Aniko Sandor

File Type: PDF

Format: Pattern