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)
Wire Jewelry Projects
Wire jewelry 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 Rena Klingenberg. In this interchangeable jewelry tutorial, we'll use a choker-length chain necklace plus a bracelet - and hook them together to make a longer necklace. The choker and bracelet can be worn individually: And each piece fastens with the same spiral wire hook clasp design (or you can use any other type of clasp - lobster, etc.): So … [Read more...] about Connect a Choker and Bracelet to Make a Necklace (Tutorial)
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 Lisa. Using stainless steel wire for the first time. Do you have any tips for getting the detailed work from it? It seems to be so much more difficult to wrap with! Lisa … [Read more...] about Help – First Time Using Stainless Steel Wire
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 JoAnne Nicholls. (Elliot Lake, ON) I have access to a lot of electrical wire and plan on using it to make jewelry. Is it ok to use copper from electrical wire to make ear wires? If so, what special finishing treatments would it require? JoAnne Nicholls … [Read more...] about Is It Safe to Make Earwires with Copper from Electrical Wire?
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. 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. Three simple copper sticks provide an aura of calmness and minimalist style on this oxidized copper chain. I used a double-spiral clasp from one of my previous tutorials here. The copper sticks are in three graduated lengths, and slightly hammer-distressed. Supplies: Round wire - 16 gauge, soft or half-hard. I used … [Read more...] about Tranquility Necklace (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. In this wire ring tutorial, we'll use a single piece of wire to create the look of stacked rings - plus a loop for attaching a small charm or bead. This is a good project for using up orphan beads, orphan earring dangles, or small pendants / charms. These are fun for people of all ages to make and wear - and would be an especially … [Read more...] about Wire Charm Ring (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. In this tutorial, the beads are strung on round metal wire instead of beading wire. If you like jewelry with structure, you'll appreciate how the bead and wirework portion of this bracelet holds its curved shape firmly. I've used three strands of chain here, but you may want to make your bracelet more dramatic and edgy with lots more … [Read more...] about Beads & Chains Bracelet (Tutorial)