On the Bias Corrugated Metal Earring Tutorial

Written by
Mollie Valente
Published on
January 1, 2022 1:01:00 AM PST January 1, 2022 1:01:00 AM PSTst, January 1, 2022 1:01:00 AM PST

Created by: Mollie Valente


Designer Tips

  • Corrugate the metal blanks by feeding them through the Tube-Wringer® on the diagonal. Squeeze the hand grip to maintain even pressure while turning the turn key.
  • TIP: Wear rubber-coated work gloves when using the Tube-Wringer. They cushion your hands and improve the grip!
  • Use a 3M™ superfine sanding sponge (500-600 grit) and a Brilliant polishing cloth to polish the high points of corrugated blank.
  • Gently curve the corrugated blank using the bracelet bending pliers.
  • Adorn the jump ring with beads of your choice.
  • To assemble each earring: Twist open the ear wire loop; add the bead-adorned jump ring and corrugated blank and then close the loop.

Free Technique Sheets & How-Tos

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 ounce [use 2] #37-178-6 Antiqued Brass Plated Jump Ring, Round, 10mm
  • 1 pkg of 50 grams [use 2] #23-264-401 Czech Glass Bead, "E" Beads, Size 6/0 - Sea Green
  • 1 dozen [use 2] #34-563-20-SF TierraCast® Silver-Filled Ear Wire, French Hook Plain
  • 1 pkg of 100 [use 8] #49-957-04-1 TierraCast® White Plated Heishi Beads, Cast, 4mm Heishi
  • 1 pair #88-102-02-0 Vintaj Natural Brass Blank, Rectangle, 32x18mm

Tools

  • #69-257-0003 3M Sanding Sponges, 500-600 Grit
  • #69-271-08 EURO TOOL Glitter, Flat-Nose Pliers (2 pairs)
  • #69-306-P Pliers, Bracelet Bending, Nylon Jaw
  • #63-537 EURO TOOL Polishing Cloth, Brilliant
  • #69-118 Tool, Rubber Block
  • #69-602 Tube-Wringer® Corrugating Tool
Additional Supplies
  • Rubber-coated work gloves