Turquoise & Fire Agate Coiled Earrings

A cool combo of turquoise, agate and pearl!

Step 1. First, make the coiled bead section. For this project, we’ll be using a coiling gizmo. Take about two meters of 24 gauge wire and using the smallest coil bar, make a coil about 12cm long (the whole length of the coil bar). Slide this coil onto a piece of 18ga wire 2cm longer than the coil, and form a loop at each end using round nose pliers. Take your turquoise, and form the coil around the bead, with the loops flush against the bead near the hole at each end.
Step 2. Take a piece of 18ga wire about 20cm long, and form a swirl at one end. Slide on the coiled turquoise bead, ensuring you put the wire through the loop on the coil section, then through the bead, then through the other loop.

Step 3. Make the dangles, 16 in total. We have made these with 24ga wire, making a small swirl at one end. We have also made these with double loops to ensure they do not fall of the 18ga wire. Slide on 8 dangles onto each earring followed by a 10mm agate bead, then cut the 18ga wire and form a loop using round nose pliers. Attach to the earwire and close the loop.

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