Pearl Simplicity Earrings

earrings measure 2.50" long

earrings measure 2.50" long

Pearl and curved wire team up for truly simplistic styling in these dangling earrings.  Wrap the wire around household objects to get smooth curves and curls.  Need a last minute pair of earrings?  This is the ideal project because they take minutes to make with minimal supplies and tools.  Six simple steps is all it takes.

 

Directions

step 1 - Cut a 16 gauge piece of wire to measure approximately 2.50” long.  With your fingers, smooth the wire around a hard 1.50” round container.

step 2 - Fold the wire in two about .75” from one end.  Using the widest end of round nose pliers, create curls in the wire ends.  One should be higher than the other.

step 2 - Fold the wire in two about .75” from one end.  Using the widest end of round nose pliers, create curls in the wire ends.  One should be higher than the other.

step 3 - Cut another length of wire to measure 2” and curve it to match the previous wire.  Create a curl on one end to match the other curls.  Slip on a pearl.  With the small end of the round nose pliers, make a curl in the top of the wire.

step 3 - Cut another length of wire to measure 2” and curve it to match the previous wire.  Create a curl on one end to match the other curls.  Slip on a pearl.  With the small end of the round nose pliers, make a curl in the top of the wire.

step 4 - Attach a 5mm jump ring to the small curl in the wire.

step 4 - Attach a 5mm jump ring to the small curl in the wire.

step 5 - Assemble the earring.  Insert a 7mm jump ring into the four components in the order pictured above:  earring wire, 5mm jump ring, jump ring attached to the pearl wire, and the double curled, folded wire.  Wear this earring in the left ear.

step 5 - Assemble the earring.  Insert a 7mm jump ring into the four components in the order pictured above:  earring wire, 5mm jump ring, jump ring attached to the pearl wire, and the double curled, folded wire.  Wear this earring in the left ear.

step 6 - Create another earring which mirrors the first and is assembled in the opposite order.  Wear this earring in your right ear.

step 6 - Create another earring which mirrors the first and is assembled in the opposite order.  Wear this earring in your right ear.



Supplies

 

At Amazon or Michaels

  •  16 gauge wire
  •  5 & 7 mm 16 gauge jump rings
  •  earring wires
  •  jewelry pliers & cutters
  •  1.50” round objects like a plastic container, can, etc.

 


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