Wirework & Wire Earring Beading Ideas
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This earring is made of gold tone nontarnishable wire. I started by shaping the wire in a teardrop shape to make petals. I made four petals overlapping each other, creating a flower shape. Then I attached a green stone teardrop to each flower and a gold hook at the top to finish the earrings. Love […]
In my jewelry pieces I focus mainly on contemporary styles, so in this piece I tried to give it a modern, different look than the traditional earring. This piece was constructed from silver plated 16 gauge wire giving it a random, trendy shape, then attaching a 10mm purple rondelle bead at the end of the […]
Copper Wire Earrings With Russian Amazonite And Apatite
This piece was made with solid copper wire. First the thicker wire for the frame was cut, the ends were heated with a torch to get the little dots. It was then pickled in acid, formed and tumble polished. The amazonite, apatite, Swarovski crystal and copper bead were attached with very thin copper wire. The […]
Sodalite Swirl Earrings
To create these earrings I shaped 18 gauge wire into a swirl. Then I hammered the silver to give texture. Then I used a headpin to attach sodalite nugget beads. I attached a closed jump ring to the swirl & used a sterling fishhook earring finding. Sodalite is the stone of endurance.
Everyday Fun Earrings
I wanted to make a pair of fun earrings that would go anywhere…pool or dinner party. I started with the super cute rectangular sterling silver beads and added iridescent faceted black glass beads to the top and bottom. I strung them all together with a piece of Argentine half hard sterling silver wire and attached […]
Pink and silver colored dangle swirl earrings. Made from wire, charms, and pink glass beads.
Copper Patina Earrings
To create these earrings I started with a sheet of copper. I cut out 2 circles, textured them and used a doming block to give a nice shape. I used a hole punch to create a hole for the wire to go through. The patina is created from ammonia and vinegar. I used 20 gauge […]
Veronica Drop Earrings
These drop earrings started with the cute sterling silver bead caps. I paired them with the foiled glass purple beads and thought that looked nice. I did some wire work to attach them all together but they were still lacking something. I looked through my beads and found only two of the delicate faceted purple […]
Freeform Wire Earrings
I love the physicality of working with wire; bending, coiling, twisting, making it do what I want it to do, and I made these earrings using 24 gauge Artistic Wire (permanently colored copper wire) in aqua and lemon hand coiled on a narrow mandrel. I made the headpin by making three tiny coils on one […]
Copper And Turquoise Earrings
I really enjoy working with wire because it is so versatile. I was actually playing around with different shapes when I stumbled upon this design. I used 20ga copper wire and 6mm cracked turquoise beads, with copper jump rings and copper earwires. To make sure that they were the same size I used a ring […]
Peacock Stone Swirl Earrings
Using a thing-a-ma-jig I formed the earwires out of 18 gauge copper wire and filed the ends to make them smooth. I used the same 18 gauge wire through the 18mm square peacock stone to make the circle on the top and the swirl on the bottom. I bent the circle over the stone after […]
Nuts & Berries Acai Berry And Coconut Earrings
I love bold jewelry, not necessarily the big diamond bold jewelry, but more so stones and off beat beads. I took a more eco friendly and modern route with these earrings. The Nuts & Berries earrings took about an 1 1/2 hours to make to ensure the smoothness of the steel wire to hold the […]
Aqua Recycled Glass Bead Earrings
These beads are handmade in Ghana from recycled glass fired in a sand kiln. They sparkle like crazy. I hung them trapeze style from oxidized copper chain and ear wires.
I Love You Red Coral Drop Earrings
My “I love you” earrings are inspired by love. A great pair of earrings made of natural coral quartz briolettes, wire wrapped in sterling silver. To make these, first gather two gemstone beads, some sterling silver 20 gauge dead soft wire, and two ear wires. Next, make a loop in the wire and start wrapping […]
Sun Inspired Necklace Set
I love working with wire, so in this piece I focused mainly on giving wire a different and modern shape. To make the pendants, I used gold tone wire and combined it with a 12 mm black glass bead. I strung one on an 18 inch gold plated ball chain for the necklace, and attached […]
Carnelian Single Drop Earrings
First I hammered heavy wire into ear wires. Then I wrapped very thin wire around the ear wires, adding in a Swarovski crystal. Then I wire wrapped the carnelian beads and attached them to the ear wires. I tumble polished the finished earrings and oxidized all the copper wire to achieve the black color. Then […]
Copper Twist And Torqoise Earrings
These earrings were made by using a Thing-a-ma-jig to bend the copper wire. I cut a piece of copper about 7 inches long and made the pattern for the swirl. After putting the bead on the wire I used the same jig pattern to make the top swirl and used the extra wire at the […]
Lampwork And Crystal Dangle Earrings
I made these earrings with Lampwork beads and Swarovski bicones in amethyst, rose alabaster, tanzanite, and jet. Earwires are sterling silver. Earrings are 1 3/4″ in length.
Sculptured Lantern Earrings With Rock Quartz
These earrings are little replicas of lanterns that you can stick into the ground to illuminate your swimming pool or just a garden path. I hand formed thick copper wire, hammered, filed and polished it and then attached a sharply faceted oval rock quartz framed by little copper beads. Just a little bit different.
Blue Ice Earrings
These earrings are made with: 2 Headpins or Eyepins 2 french earwires beads of you choice (preferably glass beads) 4 jump rings various sizes of larger jump rings Put them together with round-nose pliers. “The day I mde these earings I was wearing blue. So I made blue earings.”
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