These striking earrings will stand out and get everyone asking where you got them from!
To make these earrings you get to try a couple of new techniques including wire wrapping briolettes and hammering wire.
Start by using side cutters to cut the 0.4mm wire to 15cm and 1mm wire to 20cm.
Wrap your briolettes with your 0.4mm brass wire, using the side cutters and round nose pliers. Alternatively you can just loop 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.
Place your 1mm wire on a steel bench block and using a ball pein hammer, hammer the wire to achieve the battered effect.
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.
You could use different coloured gemstone briolettes or metal wire to create your own design.
*Please note that due to current stock, we have added slightly different earwires to those featured in the photo to the shopping list.
Ball pein hammer - a versatile hammer which can be used to create a 'hammered' texture in metal wire or sheet and used with doming punches/doming block to create curves and domes
Side cutters - an essential and affordable tool for cutting and trimming precious metal wire, headpins, eye pins etc.
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.
How to wire wrap a briolette bead
'The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques' by Sara Withers
'The Basics of Bead Stringing' by Debbie Kanan
'Beading Design' by Kim Glover
Kernowcraft's jewellery making kits are aimed to inspire you - therefore the step by step instructions are available online only with a shopping list, where you can easily customise the design to suit you. We recommend printing or bookmarking this page ready to follow.
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.
You can buy all the products in this collection at once by clicking the button below or add individual products by clicking the button beside each one.
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