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Monday, October 15, 2012

31 Days of Halloween - Day 16 - Wicked Wire Wrapping



Eeek! It's day 16 of Smeared and Smudged Forum's 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop!   This has been so much fun, hopping and commenting AND I thank everyone for the awesome comments you've give me! 
 So you made Halloween Doughnut Beads, now what? Now we make them into earrings! This is basic wire wrapping! Yea! Go grab some wire, some head pins and pliers and let's get to making!

Material: Beads - any beads will do, but this will cover a double holed bead like these doughnuts
20 gauge wire
Head pins
Assorted beads
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Wire cutters
  You don't want to see a wire in the center of the doughnut beads, so you'll want to begin with 2 head pins and thread them from the center out. The wire tails need to be rounded to thread this way.
This is how it should look with both head pins in place.
Grab on wire tail and wrap it around the round nose pliers to form a loop.
Wrap the rest of the tail around itself below the loop 2 or 3 times. Use the chain nose pliers to grab the wire end while the round nose pliers are still in the loop.Trim off excess.
Try different combinations of beads until you get the look you want.
Repeat the loop on the other side of the doughnut, but don't close it.Make a loop on the top of the beaded head pin and close it by wrapping the tail around under the loop as above.
Slide the closed loop of the dangle on the open loop at the bottom of the doughnut.
Close the last loop as above.
We'll do the ear wires in another post.

21 comments:

  1. Cute earrings!!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

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  2. Candace, I love that you put these cute beads on earrings! Men (especially policemen) will not be able to resist trying to nibble on your ears! Look out! lol

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  3. Super fun and oh so cute! Makin' me hungry, though. LOL xxD

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  4. Fabulous. I would love to wear those anytime of the year. Thank you for posting your project.

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  5. These are wonderful. they look so real you crave donuts. wonderful art.
    hugs,
    susan s.

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  6. I think my computer is acting wonky because I can't get the images to load. I'll try again later.

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  7. My computer is still not playing well. I am able to read your tutorial, but I can't see the pics :( I will try to view the pics from the laptop when my hubby gets home. Fabulous tutorial. I just can't wait to see the pics that go with it since I'm a visual learner. Thank you for all the inspiration you've provided this month :) I can't wait to see what the rest of the month brings!

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  8. Damn those are good enough to eat...off to find a snack ;0)

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  9. Awesome wire wrapping! Not a strong point for me so I appreciate all the help you've provided!

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  10. Really awesome, great donut earrings!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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  11. Really cute .thanks for sharing /AMY

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