Photo Tutorial on Wire Wrapping Orange Red Pipa Knot Earrings
Summary: This tutorial is to show you how to make a lovely pair of wire wrapped Pipa knot earrings. Click tutorial to know how to apply Chinese knotting technique into this wire wrapped jewelry.
Pipa knot is a kind of traditional Chinese knot; its name originates from a special Chinese instrument. Pipa knots are always utilized into decorative handcrafted thread items, connoting good wish and luck. Here I want to apply it into wire wrapped earrings tutorial.
Necessities for wire wrapping Pipa knot earrings:
1.5mm orange aluminum wire
Bronze earring hooks
Orange star pendants
Round nose plier
Flat nose plier
Instructions on how to wire wrap Pipa knot earrings:
Step 1: Wire wrap Pipa knot
1st, cut a 43 length of aluminum wire, leave a 2cm tail and wrap a large loop with round nose;
2nd, leave 2cm length and wrap wire around a thick marker, the outmost circle is done;
3rd, coil wire around the 2-cm length from left underneath to right surface;
4th, wrap wire around a thin marker, and the middle circle is done;
5th, still coil wire around the 2cm length;
6th, wrap the innermost circle and coil last time;
7th, cut off excess wire;
8th, use flat nose plier to tuck the sharp end.
Step 2: Finish the Pipa knot earrings
1st, attach ear hook to the wire wrapped Pipa knot;
2nd, add star pendant to the Pipa knot.
The wire wrapped Pipa knot earrings looks like:
The wire wrapped earrings tutorial is over. As you can see, it is finally a beautiful pair of orange Pipa knot earrings! While attempting in your versions, you are suggested to use different colors and arranging beads onto wire.