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    Little Round Chick on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Well rats! I goofed setting this whole thing up. That's what happens when you…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

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    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

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    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

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    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

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    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
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    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

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    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

Autumn


About this design:

Last week I decided I needed to learn how to make an ear cuff. I started simply with just wire then added some curls. Over the course of 5 or 6 days I went from simple designs to more complex ones with beads.

One thing I learned from all of this is it's hard to fit an ear cuff to your own ear.

Components:

16ga copper wire, crab fire agate beads

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Great idea, Nancy — these always look so cool on other people (not moi 8) )! Love those crab agates with the copper wire! :D

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks Lynn. I used Czech FP beads for my first beaded one. Wore it for several hours at the farmers market last Friday and it was quite comfortable. Now all I need is a “duty ear” so I can make sure the shape of this one and any others that I make will look right.

    The picture below is the one I wore to the farmers market.

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  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Oooooh, I love this color combo, too! Since my ear lobes are double-pierced, I always wear two pairs of earrings each day (1 posts, 1 danglies). I’ve never worn an ear cuff, but think the look is great and seems to be very popular. :D I seem to remember that you don’t wear earrings, Nancy. Is that still correct? 8)

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    You are right, Lynn. I don’t have pierced ears and clip-on and screw back ear rings are too uncomfortable. So that leaves ear cuffs or nothing. :D

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    JC Hamm says:

    I love this look. Very popular now. Love the fire agate. :)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Very cool, Nancy!
    I saw some at an Art fair last weekend. But they all seemed pretty large to me.
    Like you, I don’t wear earrings. You’ll have to let me know how well you like wearing them.

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    This is cool, love the beads too :)

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Mary, I wore the turquoise glass one (shown above) for almost a whole day on Friday and completely forgot I had it on until I hugged my son. :)

    Ear cuffs can be made quite small and if you want a little bling 6/0 seed beads will work great on 18ga wire. The instructions I found were for 20ga but it seemed to be a bit flimsy to me. I just measured one of my smaller ear cuffs is a shade over 1 inch wide and looks quite dainty.

    Give it a try. Copper and brass wire aren’t too expensive so if you goof you haven’t lost much. I’m still trying to master the technique with variable results. :D

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    A Southers says:

    I love these…they will make awesome gifts for my granddaughters, ages 3 to 12…actually all the females of all ages in my family! I know that even my 73 yr old mother would wear this. Thanks!

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