Wirework & Stone 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I wanted to make a pair of earrings that colorful and flirty. I used the Venetian square beads as the guide and created my design from there. The earrings were made using Gold-filled chains and genuine faceted teardrop peridot and citrine gemstones. The earhooks and heart designs are 14K gold.
These beads are incredible – them seem to glow! The oxidized copper really brings out the glowing blue white color on the moonstones. These remind me of a full moon glowing in the night sky. They hang about 1 3/4″ below the handmade ear wires on an oxidized copper chain strung with handmade oxidized copper […]
I like simple hoop earrings, but in creating my version, I wanted to tweak the simplicity of their design with an unexpected element. So I hand cut, fused and hammered bronze metal clay rings and hung turquoise gemstone beads off of them to add the extra edge and pop of color I was looking for.
I wire wrapped these hand-formed, hammered and polished hoops with very thin and soft 28g copper wire and gemstones (carnelian and labradorite) in a random order with other pieces and spirals added. They look a bit extra-terrestrial, hanging from big hand made loop ear wires that are wire wrapped with additional labradorite “stars”. I use […]
I love these blue agate stones, they are so beautiful and unique! The blue agate measures 12x18mm. They are accented by a clear faceted glass bead on top and a metal flower spacer beneath it. Earrings hang from sterling silver French earwires. They measure about 2″ from top to bottom.
For a different take on birthstone earrings (August), I decided to make big hoop earrings that are nevertheless surprisingly light to wear. They remind me of a halo which decided me on their name. The hoop is formed out of solid thicker copper wire. It has been hammered flat a bit so that the wire […]
Yes, I know… the 60’s are over. But some might say that the era represented not just a time but a mindset… and couldn’t we use a little 60’s mindset right now? I know *I* could. I bought these little stamped brass flower charms awhile ago and the first incarnation featured small blackstone rondelles. This […]
Carnelian is a beautiful stone! It goes perfectly with copper. Beneath a copper metal connector I hung a gold glass cube, a copper cube, a faceted fire polished amber colored bead and a polished oval carnelian. The colors complement each other beautifully. The beads are strong on decorative headpins and the earrings hang from sterling […]
Hanging on sterling silver ear hooks are large, faceted, pale yellow, honey jade rectangular stones measuring 11x17mm. The stones are strung on headpins which are attached to silver colored chain. The whole earring dangles about 2 1/2″ from top to bottom. They are simple but still elegant!
These earrings were made using a mix of stones: turquoise, jasper and sodalite. I connected them using 18 gauge silver wire. I left a large loop on the end to add 3 hammered pieces of 18 gauge silver wire. I put a small loop at the end of each of the hammered wire pieces to […]
These are soooo glamorous, a lightweight but eye catching long pair of earrings, great for a special ball or gala occasion. The hoop earwires and heart shaped chandelier hangers are shaped and hammered from wire. At the top hangs a chrysophase mini nugget, next swing the gold heart shapes from fine chain. Under the hearts […]
These amazonite stones are really unique and beautiful. They have a great octagon shape, measure 14x20mm and are attached to the earrings with headpins. They are hanging from sterling silver French earwires with three small white glass beads and two green seed beads to complement the pretty green color of the amazonite. These earrings measure […]
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