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« on: April 21, 2009 05:18:08 PM »

Does anyone know of a tutorial for those earrings that use string/thread to make designs that look kind of like what you would make on a spirograph or in string art?  Do these particular earrings have a name and where would you get the base from?  I have seen the earrings a few times but that is the only way I know how to describe them.  If anyone could point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated. 
Thank you for reading and I hope I'm not too confusing.
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009 07:27:58 AM »

At least some of the earrings using the spirelli techniques around wrapped wire have been called "Pervian Thread Earrings"... like these:
http://www.google.com/images?q=Peruvian+thread+earring

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2009 08:57:29 PM »

Do you know if you can buy the teardrop earrings prepared, or if you gotta make the base from scratch?  I think I read you wrap a smaller gauge wire around a larger gauge.
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2009 08:08:36 AM »

I don't know if you can buy them premade, but I'd assume that you'd just wrap a smaller thinner wire around a stiffer one (creating or wrapping to leave a tiny bit of space between?), then bend the wrapped wire around a form or jig of some kind --or freehand if you're practiced enough-- and make some kind of connection on the ends for joining together and perhaps adding a jumpring or connector for the earring or other finding (a loop on each end could be placed together flat, e.g., then a jumpring placed through the loops...etc).

You might want to check out this similar technique done with wire and polymer clay where a thin wire is wrapped around a heavier wire (completely or in places, sometimes changing color or adding beads/etc), then made into various shapes:
.....Linda Goffs fabulous wire outlined items
http://www.lindagoff.com/wire4.html
http://www.lindagoff.com/wire3.html

Here's what I have on my "Wire" page http://glassattic.com/polymer/wire.htm about how those were made:

..Linda (Goff) used copper or brass 20 ga. for the inside wire or main frame, and 28 ga. for the wrapping wire.  Geo
....you could use metal craft wire, or (more easily) PVC coated wire like phone wire or a plain wire. This would work as both decorative trim and a way to get a loop for hanging.  Linda Goff

P.S.  Just found this link too:
http://www.beadsky.com/ganutell.php?In=en


HTH,

Diane B.

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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2009 05:37:02 PM »

Thank you so much for your help!  I see your responses to others in the forum and you are always so in depth with your responses.  I really appreciate you taking the time out to answer and provide resources.
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2009 06:01:29 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLSCfKxncSY
this is the one i used---she makes it easy to understand the process
here's my first attempt at it:




theresa
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2009 11:44:03 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLSCfKxncSY
this is the one i used---she makes it easy to understand the process
here's my first attempt at it:


theresa

Yours look great!  I forgot to get some wire at hobby lobby today so I'll have to wait until Monday to get some supplies to try this out.  Thanks for the link to the video!
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2009 10:33:14 AM »

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Excellent video for giving at least one way to make them. Thanks, and go YouTube!
(I didn't check them out, but there may be even more tutorials in the right bar next to the video.)

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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2009 07:01:42 AM »

thank you for compliments!
yes, there are various ways to make these--and i agree 'go utube!'

another way--string small beads on wire frame--close frame--string thread
was shown here:
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/yarnwire_earrings_3

i'm going to try doing some this way! looks much faster!
theresa
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2009 02:49:11 PM »

Those are pretty cool too!  Thanks for the link!
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