I know this post is coming much later in the day than usual but it’s better late than never, right?
I haven’t made any wire jewelry in a while and was thinking about this pair of earrings I saw the other day that i really liked. They were similar to these, except they had these hideous beads in the bottom swirl. I liked them, but sans beads. So I decided to make my own, more appealing version.
Now that they’re finished, I kind of wish I would’ve tried to use some textures on the wire, like maybe hammering, to give it a little something extra. I’ll definitely be trying it with my next batch.
Things You Will Need:
*You can get all of the materials to make these hanging swirl wire earrings at any craft store. If you are unsure of what to look for, leave me a comment and I’ll help you out.
Cut a piece of wire about the length of your pliers.
Put a small loop at the top of your wire.
Using the second to largest peg in your Thing-A-Ma-Jig kit, start the first swirl in your soon-to-be earrings by wrapping it around the peg.
With the front half of the earring face down, wrap the remaining wire around the largest peg in your kit.
Pull out the second to largest sized peg again and use it to make that last swirl in the wire a little bit smaller.
Use your rounded pliers to put one extra swirl in your wire.
Repeat steps 1-6 to make a second earring.
Add on your jump rings (optional) and earring hooks for a beautiful finish.
These might be my new favorite earrings!
How cute would these look with this texture though? They probably would’ve been a lot easier to wrap too. 😉
Let me know what you think! Do you like them?
18 thoughts on “DIY Hanging Swirl Wire Earrings”
Love them!!!! [as expected from a …swirl person! 😉 ] 🙂
Haha yes, I had a feeling you might like these! Thank you so much!
I love the earrings. Simply elegant!
Thanks! I wanted to go for something simple yet elegant and I think this worked out pretty well. Although, I still want to try a version that’s hammered for texture. I think it would look awesome!
I just LOVE these!
Thank you, Cynthia! That’s so nice. They’re become my default earrings 🙂
Very nice! Too bad my ears aren’t pierced lol
You could totally make those clip ons! No piercing necessary 🙂 Thanks!
Thank you! I wear them all the time!
Lovely! What gauge did you use? (Omg sorry.. I also commented on your About page 😛 )
Thank you! I used 21 gauge half-hard sterling.
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Beautiful Work! Love you effort.