I have a new-found respect for any wire wrapping jewelry maker. I see this stuff everywhere and think to myself that it can’t be that hard to make. It’s hard! If you make this stuff on a regular basis… wow. Thank you for your dedication. Wire-wrapped jewelry is beautiful and that is why I decided to try to make wire wrapped earrings. I picked a standard beginner design and got to work. I think they turned out well and I like them a lot. Hopefully you will give it a chance and try it too.
Things You Will Need:
16 Gauged wire
Cut off a piece of wire about the length of the width of your hand (fingers spread apart comfortably). Put the bead of your choice in the middle of the wire.
Using your round-nosed pliers, bend the wire in opposite directions on each side of the bead.
Use the flat-nosed pliers to wrap the wire around the bead. This is the hard part. I recommend wrapping one side of the wire at a time. Stop wrapping when you have something that looks like this. You want some wire left at the end.
Wrap one side into a loop with your round-nosed pliers. Leave a little bit of space to add in the earring accessories.
Make a similar look with the bottom wire. You don’t have to leave any space with this one.
Add your earring accessories and close the space you left in step 4.
Th earrings fall about an inch below the ears. I think this design is simple and lovely. These wire wrapped earrings are a perfect representation of less is more. I hope you like them! Send pictures if you decide to make them and let me know how it goes!