These striking earrings will stand out and get everyone asking if you made them yourself!
To make these earrings you get to try a couple of new techniques including wire wrapping briolettes and hammering wire.
Are you thinking of making these as a gift? Why not add a presentation box or gift bag to your order.
Start by using side cutters to cut the 0.3mm wire to 15cm and 1mm wire to 20cm.
Wrap your briolettes with your 0.3mm sterling silver wire, using the side cutters and round nose pliers. To learn how to wrap briolettes, click here. Alternatively, you can just loop the wire around them as we have done.
Shape your 1mm wire to your desired shape, you could use a pen or pencil for the big loops and use round nose pliers to create the small loops at the top and the bottom of the wire.
Once you are happy with your hammered wire, hang the briolette from the bottom loop of your wire and the earwires from the top loop of your wire.
There you have it, a beautiful pair of handmade earrings, ideal for a unique present that no-one else will have.
Round nose jewellery pliers - for bending loops in wire
Or pack of pliers & side cutters which is an economical way of buying all the pliers you will need for every project!
Steel bench block - ideal for using to hammer wire or metal on
Make the design your own by using your favourite jewellery supplies.
The suggested products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that gemstones are natural and hand cut stocks can vary, so do use your own common sense as to the compatibility of each item when making.
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