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dragon claws

by: Jennifer Tough

I know, not the most elegant name, and the earrings are actually quite pretty. But the name popped in my head as I was laying them out, and well it's stuck.

I love the new batch of stick pearls that came in, and I was trying to find something unique to do with them - rather than just stringing them on masse.

These are wrapped in a very messy/organic birdsnest kind of wrap - which works perfectly with these pearls, and is just a variation on your simple wrapped loop. Start in the centre with lots of extra wire, and wrap from both sides.

They were then hung on french wires using a few links of jump rings.

          
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Components
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74702001-05 Artistic Wire - 24ga Round Wire - Silver Plated (Tarnish Resistant) (Spool)

(I used about a 6 to 7 inch length for each stick)

Price: $ 9.85
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bsn601 Earring - 15mm Fishhooks - Sterling (Pair)

(1 pair)

Price: $ 1.75
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Qty: 6 s20130 Freshwater Pearls - Top Drilled Biwa Stick Pearl - Sage (strand)

(I used 6, but this would also look pretty cool as a long pendant with lots of spikes!)

Price: $ 19.95
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bsn99 Jump Rings Open 5mm / 18ga - Sterling (5 grams)

(I used 4 or 5 for each earring.)

Price: $ 19.95
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