by Rena Klingenberg. These teardrop hoop earrings are a long, graceful shape created from a single piece of wire. Here's how the earring looks when it's being worn: And a closer look when it's being worn: I like the long lovely line of the earwire on the back of these earrings - but if you prefer a shorter earwire, you can easily cut it to your preferred … [Read more...] about Wire Teardrop Hoop Earrings (Tutorial)
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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
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)