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11 Pipers

by: Jennifer Tough

Merry Christmas! I'm joining Dwyn on our 12 earrings of Christmas project.  My first challenge was 11 Pipers, piping...hmmmm...Plaid! Well, that was my inspiration anyway ;-)

I'm feeling somewhat shamed looking at Dwyn's more detailed step by step photo's - and I do apologize for only having the finished pics.

Step 1 -  wire wrap the two briolettes. You can use one of 2 methods - whichever you feel more comfortable with. If you're new to wrapping briolettes, either practice first with craft wire, or feel free to substitute artistic wire over the sterling.

Method one

Method two

Step 2:  attach a single jump ring to the loop in your briolette, and then hang that on your earwire.

For each earring, you'll be making 7 wire wrapped dangles with 4 red crystals, and 3 black crystals. For instructions on how to create a wrapped loop - see here.

Wire these into both the loop of the briolette, and the jump ring. Feel free to just wrap these on in a random fashion. They'll pretty much cascade down on their own. If you want a fuller look, keep wrapping on more dangles until you're happy with the look/fullness.

          
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