WigJig Chandelier Earrings
Cut and straighten four 3-inch long segments of 20-gauge wire.
Make a loop in one end of each segment of wire. The loop needs to be large enough to fit over the 1/16 inch peg of the WigJig Delphi.
|Position ten metal pegs in a WigJig Delphi as shown at right. Place the loop you made in a wire segment on Peg 1 and wrap the wire as shown around pegs 1-5.
|Place the loop from a second piece of wire on Peg 6 and wrap the wire around pegs 6-8. Then remove the wire and place it back on the jig in mirror image position with the initial loop now on peg 10. Complete this wire component by wrapping the wire around peg 7 then 6.
|Remove the wire from the jig and cut the excess. Close all end loops on both wire segments.
|Now we need to shape the top wire component shown in Step 5 so that it can connect to the bottom, "V" shapped component. Using the tips of your round-nose pliers grasp the wire at the beginning and ending loops and bend it as shown at left. This effectively converts both of these loops into eye loops.
|Now, while holding this top wire component in the fingers of your non-dominant hand, use your bent chain-nose pliers to grasp each loop at the end and twist it 90 degrees. When completed the wire component should appear as shown at left. The loops in this component can not be seen because they are perpendicular to the camera's view.
|Now open the ending loops on both the top and bottom wire components and connect the two components together as shown below left. Once the two components are connected, close all four loops.
Using a headpin and a 6mm bead, add a bead dangle to each of the 5 loops at the bottom.
Open the loop in a commercial earwire finding and connect the finding to the top of the wire component. Then close the loop in the finding.
Cut a 2 inch segment of 24-gauge wire and wrap this wire around the top wire component as shown in the completed earrings, upper right. After each loop, squeeze the wire flat with your bent chain-nose pliers.
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