Start these beautiful earrings with your favorite beads and 1.5 to 2 inches of double coil depending on the size of your beads. There are 2 versions of earrings in this file. One for beaded earrings, the second for coiled and unbeaded earrings. At the end of this tutorial are also instructions for making your own earring hooks.
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28 gauge wire on 22 gauge wire, around 16 gauge dowel wire...
so, 4 feet of 28g on 10 inches of 22g, makes 1.5 inch double coil on a 16g dowel
NOTE! If you don't already know how to coil wires... watch my video here.
It's 1.36 minutes long and shows the basic way to make a single wire coil, then the double coil. I show both hand and drill methods. The drill is much easier if you are building several Coil beads to use in fun projects such as my earrings and free bracelet tutorials here on this blog. It's much faster than hand coiling and when I get my drill out to coil, I create many of them to use in future projects. Enjoy!!