Our guest writer Alix Leeds from The Little Red Hen Jewellery shares one of her favourite designs - giving you the chance to try it out for yourself!
This is great for a beginner who hasn't done wire work before and to make it even easier to follow, you can read the full post here with images and top tips to follow along the way.
This tutorial uses eco-friendly sterling silver round wire, which is made from recycled scrap silver.
Using your round nose pliers and create a small loop with the tapered end and turn once. Swap to your square nose pliers then gently grip the scroll and continue to turn until you have a scroll shape.
Gently bend the long end back on itself and using your round nosed pliers, make a small loop in the end.
Using a steel bench block and the flat face of a planishing hammer, hammer the wire to flatten the scroll. I like to angle the hammer to strike the wire with the side of the hammer, to create a texture which catches the light and really sparkles. Next, turn the scroll over and gently tap the reverse side to straighten the earrings.
Make the design your own by using your favourite jewellery supplies.
Kernowcraft's jewellery making kits are aimed to inspire you - therefore the step by step instructions are available online only with a shopping list, where you can easily customise the design to suit you. We recommend printing or bookmarking this page ready to follow.
The suggested products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that gemstones are natural and hand cut stocks can vary, so do use your own common sense as to the compatibility of each item when making.
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