Earring Projects

Handcrafted earrings tips and tutorials.

Postage Stamp Jewelry Tutorial

by Rena Klingenberg. This postage stamp jewelry tutorial is an easy way to preserve and enjoy gorgeous stamps. You could even create a collage of several stamps instead of focusing on just one stamp as I’ve done. Supplies: Postage stamps. Small pieces of scrapbooking paper (or other paper that contrasts nicely with your stamps). Thin […]

Colorful “Stained Glass” Shrinky Earrings Tutorial

by Rena Klingenberg. You can easily make “stained glass” earrings by decorating clear shrink plastic with permanent markers. This is a wonderful project if you love to play with color! It’s also a great project for teens and kids to make for themselves or to give as gifts (however, be sure to provide adult supervision […]

Zen Spiral Hoop Earrings Tutorial

by Rena Klingenberg. This easy wire hoop earrings tutorial adds a graceful inner spiral that brings extra style and interest to the design. These earrings are super light-weight and comfortable to wear. They’re also quick to make – and if you’re making them to sell, you can whip up several of them in a short […]

Unique Earrings – Ideas for Extraordinary Earring Designs

© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. Make unique earrings that stand apart from the crowd by using unusual components, different techniques, hand-wrought touches, or an uncommon approach to design. Try these ideas. Make Earrings Unique with Asymmetry A pair doesn’t always have to mean two perfectly identical pieces. Instead, try experimenting with asymmetry by […]

Earring Wire Guidelines

© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. An earring wire needs to be comfortable and durable. Here’s a quick guide to the recommended metals and wire gauges for pierced earring findings. Recommended Earwire Gauge (In wire gauges, a higher gauge number = thinner wire. For example, 12 gauge is a fairly thick wire, while 26 […]

How to Make Long Earwires

© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. Here’s how to make long earwires (also called almond earwires or marquise earwires, because of their shape): You can make these in any length, from short to ultra-long. The lovely curving lines make this style of earring finding a very graceful alternative to the standard French hook style. […]

Mixing Seed Beads with Larger Pendants

by Adria Toliver. (Adur Collections) Hi, I am having trouble mixing seed beads with larger focal point pieces. If I put them on a head pin, the earring doesn’t have any movement. If I put them on a plastic wire or thread, I’m not sure how to make the bottom of the pieces look nice. […]

How to Make Wrapped Loop Earrings

by Rena Klingenberg. I make wrapped loop earrings because the loops can’t come open accidentally and let the earring dangle fall off the earwire. Because they make earrings more durable, they’re a nice quality feature for your handcrafted jewelry. Here’s how to make a simple pair of earrings with a wrapped wire loop at the […]

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