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?
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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)
by Rena Klingenberg. These animal print earrings are a fun, chic accent to spice up an outfit. You can also do a bit of recycling in the process of creating the earrings. And if you know someone who loves animal print clothes and accessories, this is the perfect gift! Supplies: A piece of scrapbooking paper with an animal print design. I … [Read more...] about Animal Print Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. These spiral wire earring jackets can quickly transform a plain pair of stud earrings into gorgeous dangle earrings. The earring jacket has a wire loop at the top, which you slide onto the earring post behind the stud. It's a cool way to make an earring wardrobe more versatile! To use them, simply thread the wire loop onto the post … [Read more...] about Spiral Wire Earring Jackets (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. These transparent earrings are colored with alcohol ink, creating a lovely ombre effect (gradual changes in a color from light to dark). The earrings are made from shrink plastic ("shrinkies") - so you'll color and cut them in a much larger size, then shrink them down to their final size in the oven. Here you can see how transparent they … [Read more...] about Transparent Ombre Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. We're going to recycle a soda can by turning it into earrings. We'll use a scrapbooking paper punch to cut out shapes from the can: Then we can make chandelier earrings with dangles: . . . or simple earrings with long graceful earwires: Supplies: An empty aluminum beverage can (soda can, etc.). Regular … [Read more...] about Repurposed Aluminum Can Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. These classy hoop and bead earrings are simple to make - and will quickly become a favorite to wear! Although I've adorned these earrings with beads, they're also lovely to wear as plain hoops without beads. Supplies: Two pieces of 20- or 21-gauge round wire, hard or half-hard; each 69mm (2.72") long. Your wire should be a … [Read more...] about Hoop & Bead Earrings (Tutorial)