Hello everyone:) It’s time for some teardrop earrings tutorial! But first things first, when it comes to wirework what tools do you think you should always have? Of course, we should have round, and chain pliers, and wire cutters. Mandrel is also handy for making circle shapes like rings and hoop earrings. Wire rounders also come handy to smooth the ends of the wire, especially if you’re making ear wires.
I do have these tools but there’s 1 tool that I can’t work without. It’s my wigjig tool!!!
|This is my favorite tool and I must say, my heart for making wire jewelries 🙂 Since I’m not an expert on making wire jewelries, my wigjig tool does the thing for me 🙂 All I have to do is place the pegs on the wholes and imagine what shape, swirls and loops I can make. There is no limitation on what direction you’d like to go. You can go up, down, left to right or go around.I have had the tool since 2013. It’s a very sturdy tool!|
|Today, I’ll show you a very simple wigjig pattern. I called the pattern, teardrops and I’ve turned the pattern into a cute pair of funky earrings!Materials & tools needed:|
20ga copper wire
28ga copper wire
Wigjig (you can use Centaur or Cyclops)
round nose pliers
Position your 1.5mm pegs like how you see them on the graph. Since I am using a Centaur it is a half circle but if you’re using a Cyclops you’ll have a full circle, but still the position and distance of the pegs are the same.
You then cut 8 inches 20ga copper wire. From one end of the wire measure 2 inches and from 2 inches, start to loop the wire on your wigjig.
Pull the wire from the wigjig. You will see that there are gaps at the start of the teardrops. Take your round nose pliers and pinch to close the gaps. Do these for all the teardrops.
I hope you like my teardrop earrings tutorial I shared. Now, isn’t is simple but creative? Here’s something exciting! You can use this basic pattern to create the Divine Pendant!
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