Earring Projects

Handcrafted earrings tips and tutorials.

Christmas Sticker Jewelry Set Tutorial

by Rena Klingenberg. I turned a set of holiday snowflake stickers into this bracelet and earring set. Here’s one made by my Mom: This is an easy, cheap project to make – with lots of room for creativity and color play! Supplies: Small cardboard squares – chipboard or squares cut from a cereal or cracker […]

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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