Saturday, July 7, 2012

No Sweat Easy Peasy Tutorial Doodle Earrings

It's so hot here!
However, the fun of making these earrings will take your mind off of the heat,
AND
you can make them without breaking into a sweat!
Don't these earrings look just like doodles?
Here's how you make them.

Here's what you need to make them:
a ruler, a wire cutter, a pair of round nose pliers, a file of some sort, a pair of premade earring wires.
You will also need 20 gauge wire.  
I use Para Wire. 
Begin by cutting 6, 6 inch pieces of wire.

Using your round nose pliers, make a loop at the end of one piece of wire.

Make a squirly-que near the loop at the end of the wire like you see in the picture.

Just use your imagination and form a shape.
See!  This is really easy!!!
Repeat these steps for the other 5 pieces of wire.

This step is optional.  I like to do a bit of gentle hammering on the wire to work harden it.
If you decide to do this, you will need a steel block and a rubber hammer. 
I bought mine at the local hardware store.

Here are my six pieces of wire.
They are finished.  Now, connect them by working the wires into each other like following a maze.

If one group of wires is longer than the other, gently pull until the columns are the same length.
Easy Peasy!

Add ear wires.
You're finished!
I told you that was easy. 

You can vary the pattern by making more or less links.
If you like shorter earrings, make one link for each ear.
Change the designs of each link!
Fun and easy peasy.
Other variations might include using a different type of wire such as colored craft wire or copper wire.
Just make sure it's 20 gauge.  
Enjoy, and please let me see your new earrings!!!

4 comments:

Maggie said...

Those are so cute and fun! Love how you share your ideas and make up these tutorials. I keep thinking I should do more taking of pictures while I am creating to do the same.

Monique U. said...

What a fun project! Would be great use of various leftover bits of wire, even combining different types and colours in the same pair could look cool (can't get more OOAK than that!) Thanks for sharing, Mallory!

Ange said...

Such a great tute! Thank you so much for sharing, it helped me to pass the time while I'm laid up on the couch. Here they are if you'd like to see them:

http://childsprose.blogspot.com/2012/07/doodle-earrings-wdiy-way.html

Pearl Blay said...

Thanks Mallory! Have shared on my blog - http://www.beadinggem.com/2013/07/doodle-wire-earrings-tutorials-just-for.html