Earring Projects

Handcrafted earrings tips and tutorials.

Changeable Bead Earrings (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. This earring design is an earwire and headpin all in one. And you can change the beads every time you wear these earrings – using a removable clear plastic earring stopper at the bottom of your beads. If you give or sell these earrings, be sure to include a collection of beads […]

Leather Earrings (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. Because leather is so lightweight, it’s a wonderful material for making big, bold, leather earrings! You can make them in plain, smooth leather – but it’s also worthwhile to look for pieces with interesting textures or tooling. And of course you can design them in any shapes you like. Supplies: Leather – […]

Desert Rain Wire Earrings (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. These earrings were inspired by the American Southwest, where you can sometimes see small isolated rainstorms on the horizon, dampening the desert with a few drops of rain. This is an easy wire project because it’s mostly free-form. The wire “rain” can even be made from scrap wire. Supplies: A pair of […]

Animal Print Earrings (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. These animal print earrings are a fun, chic accent to spice up an outfit. You can also do a bit of recycling in the process of creating the earrings. And if you know someone who loves animal print clothes and accessories, this is the perfect gift! Supplies: A piece of scrapbooking paper […]

Spiral Wire Earring Jackets (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. These spiral wire earring jackets can quickly transform a plain pair of stud earrings into gorgeous dangle earrings. The earring jacket has a wire loop at the top, which you slide onto the earring post behind the stud. It’s a cool way to make an earring wardrobe more versatile! To use them, […]

Transparent Ombre Earrings (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. These transparent earrings are colored with alcohol ink, creating a lovely ombre effect (gradual changes in a color from light to dark). The earrings are made from shrink plastic (“shrinkies”) – so you’ll color and cut them in a much larger size, then shrink them down to their final size in the […]

Repurposed Aluminum Can Earrings (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. We’re going to recycle a soda can by turning it into earrings. We’ll use a scrapbooking paper punch to cut out shapes from the can: Then we can make chandelier earrings with dangles: . . . or simple earrings with long graceful earwires: Supplies: An empty aluminum beverage can (soda can, etc.). […]

Hoop & Bead Earrings (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. These classy hoop and bead earrings are simple to make – and will quickly become a favorite to wear! Although I’ve adorned these earrings with beads, they’re also lovely to wear as plain hoops without beads. Supplies: Two pieces of 20- or 21-gauge round wire, hard or half-hard; each 69mm (2.72″) long. […]

Bead & Coil Earwires (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. Bead and coil earwires are one of the most common manufactured earring findings. But we’re going to put a creative spin on this type of jewelry component. We’ll make a pair of these earwires with colorful beads (and if you like, you can make contrasting coils too)! I hope this tutorial also […]

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