Wire-Wrapped Fish Hook Earrings with Laura Moradi

This intermediate level wire wrapping class is a great introduction to wire wrapping techniques. This versatile earring finding can be customized in a variety of ways. I'll go over adding bead dangles, and incorporating beads directly into a wire wrapping design.
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• 20 g dead soft wire
• 26 g dead soft wire
• 8 headpins
• 8 2 mm x 22 g jump rings
• 10 round 4 mm beads
• 2 large teardrop beads
• 6 small teardrop beads

• flat nose pliers
• round nose pliers
• chain/ needle nose pliers
• side or end cutters
• parallel pliers
• flat/ 1/2 round pliers
• ring mandrel
• ruler
• flat needle file
• 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper
• planishing hammer
• steel block

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Laura Moradi

Two young children and a small apartment left Laura Moradi with no room for a traditional jeweler's studio. Using this obstacle as inspiration, she began wire wrapping in 2011. Wire is now Laura's favorite medium and she loves to share her enthusiasm with others.

Laura believes in a streamlined approach to design. Every element should have a purpose and relate back to the whole, from the focal element to the smallest jump ring. Indeed, findings are somewhat of an obsession of hers and she prefers to craft her own. Using simple hand tools Laura makes earrings, necklaces and bracelets from all...
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