Egyptian CoilDrop Earrings
by Judy LarsonThis elegant earring takesvery little time to make andis simple to construct.What a great idea for a gift!
of 20 gauge round wire
10” of 24 gauge
round wireTwo 8mm gemstone beads or large hole pearlsTwo 6mm jump rings2 earwires
Note: The wire used in this tutorial is silver plated craft wire. It is considered dead soft.
Chain, round and flat nose pliersSoft jaw pliersFlush cutterUltra fine point Sharpie marker
1/8” mandrel or dowel
two 10” pieces of 20 gauge wire. Use a
Sharpie to mark the center of each wire.
Slide a bead on each wire and center over themark. Bend the wire up 90°on both sides of the bead.
Gently push the wires together about ½” above the bead.
Flush cut the wire ends even. Make sure both earringassemblies are the same length.
Make equal spirals on the wire ends until the unit
is 1¾” long from the center of the bead to the top of the
Use 24 gauge wire to make 6 to 7 wraps around the two wires,close to the spirals, on both earring assemblies. When you havecompleted the wraps, push them down toward the spirals as far as theywill go and tighten the wires down with flat or chain nose pliers.
With the cut ends of the wire wrap facing the dowel, place the
1/8” dowel across the
wires on one earringassembly between thebead and the wrap, about
from the spiraled end.Bend the spiraled end upover the dowel and downtoward the bead, making