by Dianne Culbertson-Jacques. I made these a few years ago for the Autumn Moon festival in our town. They went so well I make a few pair every year. They are simple to whip up with Lucite leaves in a variety of colors, copper jump rings, copper lever-backs, and a few random beads. They sell like hotcakes this time of year! Dianne … [Read more...] about Autumn Moon Festival Jewelry
Handcrafted earrings tips and tutorials.
by Rena Klingenberg. These easy earrings are designed with a small stack of two-hole beads, held together by simple, curvy wirework. You can see the wire through the transparent beads. If you have some leftover two-hole beads (or if you bought some but never decided how to use them) - this is the perfect project. I've created a bit of asymmetry with this … [Read more...] about Earrings with Two-Hole Beads (Tutorial)
by Catherine Smith. (Oklahoma) I had small coils of memory wire and didn't know what to do with it. I was messing around with it and made earrings with beads and silver beads. I'm not sure if they will ever sell, but it was fun trying something different. Catherine Smith … [Read more...] about Memory Wire Earrings
by Rena Klingenberg. These Ombre Autumn Earrings are an homage to the essence of Fall - Indian corn, falling leaves, and a farewell to Summer. The seed beads in these earrings create a lovely ombre effect (gradual changes in a color from light to dark). Any sort of leaf bead or leaf charm would be wonderful as the dangle on these earrings. I added a bit … [Read more...] about Ombre Autumn Earrings (Tutorial)
by Jacqui. I have made very thin ceramic earrings, but am having trouble keeping them facing to the front. I have put them on jump rings and then on ear ring hooks. Have I left out a component? Jacqui … [Read more...] about How to Get Earring Dangles to Stay Facing Toward the Front?
by Rena Klingenberg. These pretty dragonflies make charming, lightweight earrings. I found the dragonflies in the floral aisle of a local dollar store. I knew immediately that they needed to become earrings! :) Supplies: A pair of earwires. Chain nose pliers. Flat nose pliers. Wire cutter. Sharpie … [Read more...] about Dragonfly Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. We're going to make easy earring jackets to transform a pair of post (stud) earrings. This is a neat way to expand your earring wardrobe, or to create different jewelry looks when you're traveling. How to Wear Earring Jackets: Choose a pair of post earrings, and remove the earring clutches from them. Then thread an earring … [Read more...] about Square Hoop Earring Jackets (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. These fun hoop earrings are super dangly and swingy! :) Part of the fun is choosing which jewelry link shapes to combine together. This is a fast and easy project that yields great results. It would be ideal for a jewelry party or a beginning jewelry workshop. Supplies: Jewelry connectors / jewelry links in a variety of … [Read more...] about Loops & Hoops Earrings (Tutorial)
by Lisa. (Pinole) I paint mandalas and want to put them on earrings. Can you point me to a supplier where I can make my paintings into earrings? Lisa … [Read more...] about How Do I Make My Paintings into Earrings?
by Carolyn Clark. (Casa Grande Arizona) A friend wants me to make her a pair of copper wire earrings without the clips. I am thinking about ear cuffs, but have never made any and need some help please. She wants swirls and twirls like the ones I use with my wire wrapping. What do you suggest? Carolyn Clark … [Read more...] about Non-Pierced Ears: What Substitutes for Clip Earrings?
by Rena Klingenberg. This circle pendant and hoop earring set is made with Memory Wire - a hardened wire that comes in coils, similar to a "Slinky" toy. The pendant is made with bracelet-size Memory Wire, while the earrings use the ring-size wire. A focal bead, a few accent beads, and a handful of seed beads will turn the wire into a fabulous, colorful … [Read more...] about Memory Wire Pendant and Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. For these swingy earrings with an Art Deco vibe, we'll make angular wire hoops and add some slinky chains. I've used a very fine, thin chain for this project, but I think these would also be cool with a lightweight chain of large, open links! Supplies: Soft round wire, 18 gauge (I used Artistic Wire in "Antique Brass" color) - … [Read more...] about Hoops & Chains Earrings (Tutorial)