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DIY & Technique: Simple Earrings

The DIY project for this week includes the steps for a wire wrapping techniques and you end up with some pretty, easy-to-wear earrings!
See the steps to these earrings and a basic wire wrapping technique after the jump!

I use all-in-one jewelry pliers, as you can see. So if you have this tool, you don't need separate wire cutters & round nose pliers. You can see the little round cut-out on the pliers - that is the wire cutter. The flat part above that is the wire stripper (also handy for pinching - which you would usually do with flat nose pliers).  If you are a beginning jewelry maker, an all-in-one is great. You can upgrade to individual tools later. Not pictured: earring wires. You'll see them later in the process.

Now your bead is prepped and ready to thread on a chain or earring wires. 
See how pretty that wire wrapping is? And so secure.
These earring wires are called 'kidney' earring wires or earring findings.
And voila! You're done. 

7 comments:

Your Plucky Picaroon February 28, 2012 at 7:09 AM  

I love this! Guess what all my girlfriends are getting as a "dash of green" for St. Pats this year?! Thanks for sharing.

Crissy February 28, 2012 at 9:31 PM  

So pretty! Too bad I'm so sucky at these.

Trish@CraftyMoods.com March 1, 2012 at 1:12 PM  

Very nice-it seems so easy with those round nose pliers!

elenor March 13, 2012 at 7:44 AM  

thank you for this nice tutorial. it is really very helpful for a beginner like me. now i feel confident to make suche earrings for me.

BiH,  May 9, 2012 at 4:13 PM  

These are beautiful, great choice of color.

Anonymous,  September 15, 2012 at 6:28 PM  

Thanks for sharing! I always have trouble with these, but your pictures have given me new hope. Will try again.

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