Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Easy Peasy Wire Earring Tutorial
If you like easy, if you like simple, this tutorial is for you. I, personally, love copper wire. When it comes to earrings, I can almost wear a rusted nail in my ears. However, I do know people who, if they even whisper the word copper, will turn green. I don't know which category you fall into, but these earrings can be made in copper or silver or brass. I am using copper for this tutorial. It's easier to photograph and I enjoy wearing it! If you do not like copper or you turn green, feel free to use silver.
What you will need:
8 inches of 20 gauge copper or sterling silver wire cut in half
burr cup if you have one or a bit of fine sandpaper to sand the edges of the wire
Round nose pliers, long nose pliers and wire cutters
Begin by making a hook at the end of the wire. I like to work with both pieces of wire at the same time. It helps to keep the coiling even, or so I would hope!
Continue coiling, but leave ample space between the coils.
Continue coiling until you have a big coil. You are finished! You won't even need backs for these earrings. Enjoy!