Fresh Baked Designs

Adventures in jewelry making

First Tutorial: feedback welcome February 6, 2012

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I recently had some requests to do a tutorial on the ‘horseshoe’ (AKA omega) earring frames. So here’s my first foray into writing one. It’s more pictorial, less verbiage. I can see that the text may be a bit too small, but please ****click on the images to enlarge.

Two caveats:  It does presume that one has some experience wire wrapping. And, some experience with a hammer and steel bench block. That said, I’m certainly not one to discourage anyone from giving this a try.  There is not much wrapping or hammering on this one. That’s how we learn, right? I would request two things, if you’d be so kind:  One, I am very open to constructive feedback on the tutorial, especially if you’ve given it a try. Secondly, I’d love to post photos of your finished earrings using this tutorial.   Please send me a photo by email to    This photo shows some finished earrings:

Materials:   7″ wire, 18 gauge (copper, craft wire), 1 foot of finer gauge wire that fits two briolette beads, and ear wires of choice

Tools: ruler, flush cutters, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, steel bench block, and hammer




Liz made these two pairs of blue beauties from this tutorial.


4 Responses to “First Tutorial: feedback welcome”

  1. Michelle B. Says:

    Great tutorial and great pics – I think it’s all wonderful!!
    And your earrings,…so beautiful!!

  2. heidi Wyrick Says:

    I love this tutorial!!! These earing are so well balanced and the stone shape and color possibilites are endless!! Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us!!!

  3. Thank you, Liz, for giving the tutorial a try and sending me photos of your lovely results.

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