Woven in Wire Jewelry: Lauren Earrings

Not only are the Lauren earrings from Sarah Thompson’s stunning wire jewelry book Woven in Wire symmetrical in design, but they also highlight another way to sculpt with weaving.

wire jewelry: Lauren earrings from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

Lauren earrings from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

In this project, you will be taking your weaving into the third dimension! Sarah has cleverly constructed prisms that give these earrings unique form. Also, practice using graph paper to check your symmetry when weaving wire with these elegantly crafted earrings. You’ll never find a more unique pair of woven wire earrings than the Lauren earrings! Choose two 8mm pearls of any color to match your favorite outfit to get a look that is perfect for you.

Adding new wire jewelry skills like basic figure eight, modified Soumak, and lashing weaves to your repertoire has never been so easy. Sarah’s step-by-step instructions make wire jewelry making so enjoyable, you’ll want to start the next project right away.

wire jewelry: Lauren earrings from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

Lauren earrings from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

Project Details

Earrings shown measure 3-1/8” including the French ear wires.

Materials
6″ of fine silver 14-gauge wire
18-1/2″ of fine silver 18-gauge wire
16″ of fine silver 20-gauge wire
12″ of fine silver 26-gauge wire
32′ of fine silver 28-gauge wire
two 8mm pearls
French ear wires or posts

Tools
ruler
wire cutters
butane micro torch
cross-lock tweezers
tile or rimmed cookie sheet
quenching bowl
permanent marker
flat-nose pliers
8 mm dowel
round-nose pliers
beading awl
chasing hammer
bench block
1.25 mm hole punch pliers
files
liver of sulfur
0000 steel wool
brass bristle brush

Find these and other stunning woven wire jewelry projects in Woven in Wire!


Find this and other wonderful woven wire projects in Woven in Wire!

 

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