Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Wire Wrapped Beaded Earring Video Tutorial

Sorry for the delay here ~ but I think I've worked out all the bugs from earlier this week ~ 

Here's a thorough walk through of my wire wrapped drop earrings ~ 
I totally love this style and have had a ton of requests for the steps .
You can purchase most of the unique tools for this metal work at my store~
Melinda Orr Designs on Etsy

I hope you'll consider my store for your copper wire,
blanks, components and tools:
Have fun designing!
Any questions? Please leave me a message ~
Below are some of the tools used in this video 
with direct links to my Etsy Site
3 step ring pliers
Chasing Hammer
Copper 3 Ball Ear wires
Patina Gel
20G CopperWire
12g Copper Wire
1.5mm Hole Punch
Flush Cutter Pliers
Copper Bright Pads 


The Beading Gem said...

Excellent tutorial, Melinda! I like that tip on how to convert a hook ear wire into the other style! Will feature in a future post as others just have to come visit!

aneri_masi said...

Thanks a lot, Melinda! Very helpful tutorial...I wanted to learn how to wrap those little beads around in a hoop. This helps a lot :)

Lupe Meter said...

Thank you for this great video! I have recently started playing with wire in some of my polymer clay creations especially for earrings. I will be adding your Etsy store link to our quarterly Polymer Clay Guild newsletter. Thank you so much! I happen to love hoop earrings so I will definitely try this! 8)

Shel said...

Great video Melinda - I also love that you took an ear wire and converted it into the other style. I've always made that style from scratch and your way is much easier and I love the decorative look to it as well!

SummersStudio said...

Great tutorial. Thank you!

Lupe Meter said...

One more thing, Melinda, your Etsy store link in your post does not work but I used this one and it did take me there: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ORRTEC
Just thought you would like to know that.

Alice said...

Thanks for the great video tutorial! I love how you converted the ear wire. You made it all look so easy!

Off the Beadin' Path said...

Nicely done, Melinda! We could see each step very clearly. You sure are handy with that long length of wire! Practice, right? I learned a new way to start the wrap on the drop bead, the way you bent it toward the wire on one side, that will help me a lot! How long was the piece of wire for the messy wrap on that bead? I know it will vary, but I'm always guessing at that. How about more videos, hmmmm?

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