Total Crafting Time: 30 minutes
Tip: Cut the wire short before you get ready to wrap it around the jump ring
I’ve never made jewelry before, so this was a fun new adventure for me. I think with a little practice, I could really get the hang of this!
I bought all of these supplies at Michaels (this is not a sponsored post), but you can also versions of almost all of these supplies online (affiliate links included below):
- Super Fine Chain Nosed Pliers
- 22 Gauge 1/2 round medium temper german style wire
- Platinum 4 mm open jump ring
- turquoise beads
- Platinum plate fish hooks
- semiflush cutter
- ergo round nose pliers
1. Use the cutter to cut 6 inches of wire from the wire spool.
3. Mold the beaded wire into the teardrop shape.
4. Use the super fine chain nosed pliers to open the ring. Thread the ring through the fish hook loop and use the pliers to close the ring.
5. While holding the fish hook and left strand of the wire in one hand, thread the right wire through the ring attached to the fish hook. Use the cutter to trip cut the wire within half an inch off the top of the beads and then use the ergo round nose pliers to tuck the wire around the ring. Repeat with the other side of the wire.
Repeat steps for the 2nd earring.
The pliers can take a little time to get used to, so I would recommend trying to use the round pliers to wrap the wire around some rings to practice before you try it on the beaded wire.
Have you ever made your own earrings? I’m pretty shocked at how well they turned out. I definitely have some more earring making in my future!
Today’s post is brought to you as a part of the crafty creative collaboration:
Together with 6 incredible, crafty bloggers from all over the world, every three months we join forces put our creative spin on a themed project. This month we’re all doing our own DIY jewelry.