Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Easy Peasy Tutorial - Making Earrings using Memory Wire! They are Interchangable and the tutorial free!!

This is what they look like.
Now, here's how you make them.
Here's what you need.
These are the tools you need.
You need a pair of round nose pliers and a pair of memory cutters or heavy duty wire cutters.
Do not use your good wire cutters for this project!
You need memory wire.
The best sizes to use are the adult bracelet size for the big hoops and the child's bracelet size for the medium sized hoops.
You need an assortment of beads.  I used my lampwork discs, spacer beads, crystals, and large seed beads.

You will also need 4 silicone ear stoppers.

Here's what you do.
Cut your memory wire so that you have about a quarter inch on each side.
Can you see the extra wire?

On one end of the wire, using your round nose pliers, make a loop.
This is where you will attach the ear wire.
Oh, I forgot to add that to the supplies,
you will also need two ear wires.
This is the fun part.  
I usually add one bead per earring, but you can add more.
See the first picture.
You don't want the earrings to get too heavy.
Add one crystal, one spacer bead, one crystal.
To the end of the open wire, add a silicone earring stopper.  
This will prevent the beads from coming off.
Add the ear wires.  Wear an enjoy.  
When you get tired of those beads, change them!


5 comments:

ssprockets said...

Awesome! Thank you for the tutorial. I actually think I have all the supplies already

Maggie said...

Very cute and fun Mallory. Thanks for putting this together for everyone!

TesoriTrovati said...

That is totally awesome! I love it. Great use of materials and I never know what to do with all that memory wire I amassed!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

CharmN Jewelry said...

Thanks for showing the simple way to the beautiful loop earrings...they can add a lot of attractive color to daily dressing.Gift Ideas

jessica said...

You’re right, too heavy earrings are not just good for the ears. I don’t want too heavy loop earrings either, so this simple design is a great idea. I will make something like this to add up to my personalized jewelry collection. Thanks for sharing!