by Rena Klingenberg. This easy wire hoop earrings tutorial adds a graceful inner spiral that brings extra style and interest to the design. These earrings are super light-weight and comfortable to wear. They're also quick to make - and if you're making them to sell, you can whip up several of them in a short period of time. Supplies: Two 6" (15.24 cm) … [Read more...] about Zen Spiral Hoop Earrings Tutorial
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by Rena Klingenberg. Make unique earrings that stand apart from the crowd by using unusual components, different techniques, hand-wrought touches, or an uncommon approach to design. Try these ideas. Make Earrings Unique with Asymmetry A pair doesn't always have to mean two perfectly identical pieces. Instead, try experimenting with asymmetry by designing an … [Read more...] about Unique Earrings – Ideas for Extraordinary Earring Designs
© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. An earring wire needs to be comfortable and durable. Here's a quick guide to the recommended metals and wire gauges for pierced earring findings. Recommended Earwire Gauge (In wire gauges, a higher gauge number = thinner wire. For example, 12 gauge is a fairly thick wire, while 26 gauge is very thin.) The most common … [Read more...] about Earring Wire Guidelines
© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. Here's how to make long earwires (also called almond earwires or marquise earwires, because of their shape): You can make these in any length, from short to ultra-long. The lovely curving lines make this style of earring finding a very graceful alternative to the standard French hook style. These are fast, fun, and … [Read more...] about How to Make Long Earwires
by Adria Toliver. (Adur Collections) Hi, I am having trouble mixing seed beads with larger focal point pieces. If I put them on a head pin, the earring doesn't have any movement. If I put them on a plastic wire or thread, I'm not sure how to make the bottom of the pieces look nice. Adria Toliver Adur Collections … [Read more...] about Mixing Seed Beads with Larger Pendants
by Rena Klingenberg. I make wrapped loop earrings because the loops can't come open accidentally and let the earring dangle fall off the earwire. Because they make earrings more durable, they're a nice quality feature for your handcrafted jewelry. Here's how to make a simple pair of earrings with a wrapped wire loop at the top of the bead; below, you can see the … [Read more...] about How to Make Wrapped Loop Earrings