DIY Beaded Wire-Wrapped Earrings

DIY beaded wire wrapped earrings

I haven’t made earrings in a while so, I made some wire wrapped earrings for this weeks DIY project. These are really easy to make, and only took me about 20 minutes. Please ignore my chipped nails…

DIY beaded wire wrapped earrings

Things You Will Need:
Wire
Pliers
Beads
Earring clasps
Earring hooks
Thing-a-ma-jig*

If you’ve used a Things-A-Ma-Jig, you can find them at Michaels. They’re great for any type of wire wrapping or beading.

DIY beaded wire wrapped earrings

Step 1
Using your rounded pliers, form a loop in the top of the wire.
(Please ignore my horrible nails.)

DIY beaded wire wrapped earrings

Step 2
Set up your Thing-A-Ma-Jig like the above image. You can leave the large bottom peg off the board. I just forgot to take it off.

DIY beaded wire wrapped earrings

Step 3
Wrap your wire around the pegs so it looks like this. When you’re done with this part, take off the wire and flatten it a bit.

DIY beaded wire wrapped earrings

Step 4
Add the bead and put a small downward bend in the wire.

DIY beaded wire wrapped earrings

Step 5
Put another look in the bottom of what is soon to be your earring.
If there’s extra wire, clip it off at the top of your loop.

DIY beaded wire wrapped earrings

Add on your earring clasps and hooks, and you’ve got yourself some cute earrings! They’re so much better when you make them yourself.

Hope you like them! Happy crafting 🙂

DIY Wire Wrap Christmas Tree Earrings

DIY Christmas Tree EarringsIt doesn’t look like it, but these Christmas tree earrings were actually very easy to make. They would make a nice last-minute gift idea for some of the ladies of your list that you have yet to buy for. Granted, it is a seasonal idea, but you could turn them into ornaments as well, if you made them larger. These are probably about 2 inches tall.

christmas tree earrings materials

Things You Will Need:
Beads
Pliers
Thick wire
Earring hooks
Thing-a-ma-JIG

I know, what the heck is a Thing-a-ma-JIG, right? It is that little peg board you see in the background. it comes with a bunch of pegs in a variety of sizes. You can get it at Michael’s for $20. It is wonderful.

 

earrings set upStep 1:
Set up your peg board so that it resembles a tree (like in the image above).

 

diy Christmas earringsStep 2:
Wrap your wire around the first peg, at the top. You can use pliers for this or use your fingers.

 

Christmas treeStep 3:
Continue to wrap the wire downward until you have something that looks like this.

*I took some of the pegs out so you are able to see the wire better. Leave the pegs in there while you are wrapping.

 

Wire wrap tree earrings

wire wrap treesStep 4:
When you are finished wrapping the wire, you should have something like the above photos. I played around with some different ideas to end the tree with. You can do whatever you want, but I prefer the one with the beads.

Go ahead and attach your earring hooks.

DIY Christmas Tree EarringsThere you have it, Christmas tree earrings. I hope you like them!

Happy crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Beaded Hoop Wire-Wrapped Earrings

DIY Beaded Hoop EarringsFor today’s Make Something Mondays I put together a tutorial for beaded hoop wire-wrapped earrings. These are fairly easy to make and they don’t take more than half an hour all together. The wire and beading is affordable, so they also make fun gifts!

DIY Beaded Hoop Earrings materialsThings You Will Need:
Wire*
Beads
Clip pliers
Jump rings
Earring hooks
flat-nosed pliers
Round-nosed pliers

*I am not entirely sure what size wire I used for these earrings. I know it was a larger gauge though. As long as you get a sturdy wire, this will work fine.

DIY Beaded Hoop Earrings Step 1Step 1:
Cut the wire to about the site of your tool.

DIY Beaded Hoop Earrings Step 2Step 2:
Slide the beads onto the wire in the order you want them.

DIY Beaded Hoop Earrings Step 3Step 3:
Use your round-nosed pliers to add a loop to each end of the wire. Loop outward.

DIY Beaded Hoop Earrings baseStep 4:
Work a hoop into the wire so you have something that looks like the image above.

DIY Beaded Hoop EarringsStep 5:
Use a jump ring to fasten the two loops at the top of your soon-to-be earring together.

DIY Beaded Hoop EarringsStep 6:
Attach another jump ring to the jump ring you just fastened. Then, link the last jump ring with an earring hook to finish it off.

DIY Wire Hoop EarringsI decided to make a slightly smaller set of earrings as well. Those are the ones on the very end that you can hardly see (for good reason). Those didn’t turn out so well. Oh well, practice, practice, practice!

Happy crafting… or beading?

I have done some other beaded earring tutorials in the past so, if you liked this one you might like those tutorials as well. Click the images for links to the tutorials.

Wire-wrapped earrings via Make Something Mondays

DIY Wire Wrapped Earrings

DIY Heart-Shapped Wire Earrings

DIY Heart-Shapped Wire Earrings

DIY Clothespin Wire Earrings

clothespin earringsThis one is quick and easy. I actually enjoy the recycled use for this one!

 

materialsThings You Will Need:
Wire
Beads
Clippers
Clothespins (two)

 

clothespin wireStep 1:
Disassemble the clothespins so that all you are left with is the wire.

DIY EarringsStep 2:
Slip the beads onto the wires.

 

beaded earringsStep 3:
Cut a piece of wire about the length of your pointer finger. Fasten the wire onto the clothespin wire, leaving a loop at the top.

 

clothespin earrings

Step 4:
Attach the earring part through the loop you just created and you’ve got yourself a unique and creative pair of earrings!

 

Happy crafting!

 

 

 

 

DIY Beaded Earrings

DIY Beaded Earrings

I went to the craft store sunday night and discovered the easiest way to make earrings. This is just a few short steps, you will only need 2 materials, and your youngest children could make these. I’m not necessarily saying they should though. Maybe with supervision. The pieces are a bit small.

DIY Beaded EarringsThings You Will Need:
Beads
Earring clasps

DIY Beaded EarringsStep 1:

Unwind the base of the earring clasp.

DIY Beaded EarringsStep 2:

Slide the bead on the the long silver piece. These are compatible with most pandora bracelet beads and knock-off beads. Check you packaging just to make sure the brand you choose is compatible.

DIY Beaded EarringsStep 3:

Twist the base back on.

DIY Beaded EarringsBeautiful! A fast way to make cute and simple earrings. You can even switch out the beads if you get bored with those. A great gift for friends and family too!

DIY Heart-Shaped Wire Earrings

DIY Heart-Shapped Wire Earrings

I thought I would give this DIY wire earring attempt another shot. I didn’t do all that well last time but I really enjoy the idea of beaded wire earrings so I tried some heart-shaped ones this time. You know what they say… practice makes perfect but I’m thinking that I’m going to need a lot of practice to get where I want to be with this art form. I hope you enjoy this one!

 

DIY Heart-Shapped Wire Earrings

Things You Will Need:
Beads
Earring accessories
Flat-nosed pliers
Round-nosed pliers
16 Gauged wire
Wire cutters (if your flat-nosed pliers don’t have them built in)

DIY Heart-Shapped Wire EarringsStep 1:
Using your round-nosed pliers, make a swirl out of the wire (facing inward).
DIY Heart-Shapped Wire Earrings
Step 2:
Move a little ways down the wire and bend it upward like in the image above. This will be the bottom of your heart.
DIY Heart-Shapped Wire Earrings
Step 3:
Move up the wire and bend it inward toward the swirl. Make sure you bend it where the top of the bend and the top of the swirl will be somewhat even/level.
DIY Heart-Shapped Wire EarringsStep 4:
Bend the wire straight up so that you have something of a heart shape.
DIY Heart-Shapped Wire EarringsStep 5:
Add on your choice of beads.
DIY Heart-Shapped Wire EarringsStep 6:
Bend the top of the wire in a circular fashion to create a loop at the top of the wire. I cut my wire shorter before I twisted it so that I wouldn’t have to do it afterwards. Up to you though.
DIY Heart-Shapped Wire EarringsStep 7:
Add on your attachment.
DIY Heart-Shapped Wire Earrings
Step 8:
Add on the earring.
DIY Heart-Shapped Wire Earrings
And you are done! It sounds a lot harder than it is because of all of the steps, but when you get the hang of bending the wire it isn’t so bad. Hope you guys enjoyed my tutorial.
FYI: Next week will be the tree painting tutorial that you all voted to see about 2 weeks ago during the abstract painting tutorial. I only got 9 votes 🙁 but I didn’t get anyone saying they didn’t want to see it. Good enough for me.
If there is anything else you want to see let me know!
Happy crafting!

DIY Wire Wrapped Earrings

 

Wire-wrapped earrings via Make Something MondaysI 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.

 

Learn how to make wire-wrapped earrings

 

Things You Will Need:
Beads
Earring accessories
Flat-nosed pliers
Round-nosed pliers
16 Gauged wire

 

Learn how to make wire-wrapped earringsStep 1:

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.

 

Learn how to make wire-wrapped earringsStep 2:

Using your round-nosed pliers, bend the wire in opposite directions on each side of the bead.

 

DIY Wire-wrapped earringsStep 3:

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.

 

DIY Wire-wrapped earringsStep 4:

Wrap one side into a loop with your round-nosed pliers. Leave a little bit of space to add in the earring accessories.

 

Wire-wrapped earrings via Make Something MondaysStep 5:

Make a similar look with the bottom wire. You don’t have to leave any space with this one.

 

Wire-wrapped earrings via Make Something MondaysStep 6:

Add your earring accessories and close the space you left in step 4.

 

Wire-wrapped earrings via Make Something MondaysDo you see the cuts on my fingers? That is from trying to wrap the wire with my fingers when I have tools to do it for me. I’ve learned my lesson!

 

Wire-wrapped earrings via Make Something MondaysTh 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!

 

Happy crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Tile Jewelry

One of my coworkers told me about this event called Zero Landfill a while back. Click on the name and check out the site. This event is AWESOME! This group arranges for business in the creative industries to drop off their “scraps” in one location on a specific date. Otherwise, these scraps would go into the garbage and get thrown into a landfill. The group arranges the scraps in a building and advertise for anyone to come and look through them and take whatever they think they could use. I got so much stuff at this place. I have boxes of tiles, fabric, design magazines, etc. These tiles that I’m using are from Zero Landfill. 🙂

 

 

Things You Will Need:
Tiles
necklace
Circle clasps
Diamond Glaze

 

This is the tile book I found in the scraps from an interior decorating company. These tiles are now “out of season” according the the market. Not for me!

 

 

 

Step 1:

Place your clasp on the back of the tile in a secure location. Add on the diamond glaze and let it dry for a few hours.

 

 

Step 2:

When your glaze is dry go ahead and add your pendants to the earrings and chain and you’ve got some pretty cute jewelry! It looks pretty elegant, I think. I will be adding these (and more) to my Etsy Shop in the next few days also!

 

 

DIY Trinket Earrings

Hello all!

I’ve got a quick and easy DIY for you this week. These are pretty darn cute and take about 5 mins to put together, literally.

You can find trinkets at any craft store. I’m sure Walmart has something your could work with as well. These could make a fun gift too!

 

 

Things You Will Need:

2 Clasps
2 Trinkets
2 Earring hooks

I am sure there is a correct name for all of these things but I have no idea what they are so, we are just going to go with the above.

 

 


Step 1:

Attach a clasp to your trinket.

 

Step 2:

Attach the earring hook to your clasp. Repeat for the second earring.

 

 

 

Easy enough right? I like them and probably would’ve bought them if I saw them in a store.:-)

Happy crafting!

DIY Glass Jewelry Designs



If you have been following me for a bit, these pieces of jewelry will look very similar to my bookmark designs. They are made in a similar fashion and are fun and easy to create. Hopefully you enjoy it.

 

Things You Will Need:

Pattern
Scissors
Glass Tiles
Diamond Glaze
Chains, pendants, earring hooks, etc. (your choice how many of these things you use.)

*everything on this list, besides the linked objects, were bought at Michael’s. All of these things can be found at any craft/hobby store.

 

 

 

Step 1:

Lay your glass tile down with the back facing up. The back is more flat. squeeze a small amount of  Diamond Glaze onto the back of the tile.

 

 

Step 2:

Press your pre-cut pattern onto the dot of glue. Make sure the glue reaches the edges of the tile before it dries.

 

 

Step 3:

Put a small amount of the Diamond Glaze onto your pendant backing of choice.

 

 

Step 4:

Press the tile onto to the pendant backing and let it sit to dry. You should have something similar to the above picture.

 

 

Step 5:

Add some earring hooks in and you are finished!

 

You can make compass earrings

 

Or a new necklace

 

You can make just about anything you want.

 

I will be adding these to Etsy at some point this week and you will be able to purchase them if you are interested. If you would like something that is not above, let me know and we will work something out. Thanks for reading.

 

Happy designing!