Chained Teardrops

Chained to earring designs that all look the same? It’s time to create something inspiring and remarkably different from normal teardrops.

SKU# EP5724

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Use your wire-working skills to combine two looks that add delicacy and flair. The main teardrop is reminiscent of a basket-weave but when paired with the chains looped below, it makes a modern fun design. Add the drop bead in the center to liven up the piece. This wire technique is a fashionable design that makes a standard teardrop earring anything but ordinary.

Required Materials: 20-gauge dead soft sterling wire,26-gauge dead soft sterling wire, Oval flat link sterling chain, 3mm sterling silver beads, 8.5 x 13.5mm briolettes, Ear nuts

Tools Needed: flush cutters, straight edge, fine-point permanent marker, nylon-jaw pliers, flat-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, stepped wire-wrapping pliers, ³/₈" wooden dowel 

Originally Published: Step by Step Wire Jewelry, Feb/Mar 2011 

SKU: EP5724

Author/Speaker/Editor: Deborah Gray-Wurz

Format: eProject