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?
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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)
by Kyle Heath. (Greenville, South Carolina) I've been making cube earrings for about 6 months, since it's a geometric style I don't see too much. I'm not sure why, because I think it looks really great! These earrings are make with just a simple wire loop. I strung up the headpin with an 8x8 swarovski cube, an 8x8 squaredelle, and a 6mm clear spacer. I … [Read more...] about DIY Swarovski Cube Earrings
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 to mix and match for creating endless unique looks! These … [Read more...] about Changeable Bead 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 - enough to cut … [Read more...] about Leather 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 earwires. I made … [Read more...] about Desert Rain Wire Earrings (Tutorial)