Wire Earring Tutorial with Pendants: Free Project | Jewelry

Not too long ago, I desired a pair of earrings for a exclusive party. They experienced to be ready to have on within an hour. I really do not usually get my tools and materials in an hour permit by itself have a style and design thought out, permit alone(!) have a structure completed! Brief and uncomplicated it experienced to be if I was to have the fantastic accessory, so I started out rummaging.

Over: Finished wire earrings made applying electroformed lampwork pendants produced by Patty Lankinsmith, copper wire, copper chain, and a couple of tools.

I grabbed some favored pendants stashed absent for the duration of the pandemic (thank you Patty Lankinsmith for continuing to make and provide on the net the past two a long time), some wire, chain, and equipment. The pendants could make anything glimpse very, the electroforming accents assisted tutorial my hand on which metals to operate with, and the resources led the way from there.

Here’s how I built them:

Resources:

Materials to create earrings with electroformed lampwork pendants
Copper wire, copper chain, and electroformed lampwork pendants by Patty Lankinsmith.

Applications:

Hand tools to make a fun pair of earrings
A couple hand applications make short operate of making a entertaining pair of earrings.

Wire Earring Tutorial That includes Electroformed Pendants

Phase 1:

Flush slice a person conclude of a length of wire. Variety a tiny, easy loop about the 2mm barrel of forming or bail-producing pliers.

Creating a large loop in the earwire for pendant earrings
Forming earwire on Wubbers parallel pliers.

Spot the wire in the jaws of the parallel pliers so the top rated of the loop rests in opposition to the barrel of the parallel pliers. Sort the wire around the greater barrel.

Trim the wire about 3/4″ past the pliers. Gently curve the finish of the wire against the smaller sized barrel of the pliers for a awesome finish. Repeat to make two earwires.

Pair of earwires for pendant earrings
21-gauge copper wire formed earwires.

Optional: Use a wire rounder or cup bur to “round” the conclude of the wire. This move supplies excess comfort for the wearer.

Stage 2:

Position an earwire on the bench block. Hammer the earwire to harden the wire. This will support the earwire keep its form when becoming worn and when stowed in a jewellery box.

Hardening earwires for pendant earrings
Use a nylon (or very similar) hammer and bench block to harden earwires so they keep their shape.

Idea: Read Wire Jewellery Producing Fundamentals for more on wire and primary information.

Phase 3:

Open up the url on a person finish of the chain and increase the loop on one big pendant close the connection. Open up the basic loop on the earwire and slip on a url in the chain, about 1″ higher than the pendant near the loop.

Electroformed lampwork pendant earring
Big electroformed lampwork pendant connected to a duration of chain on the earwire.

Open the chain url about 2 1/2″ from the earwire, remove the remaining chain, then slip on the loop on the smaller pendant fall close the connection.

Electroformed lampwork pendant attached to a length of chain
Equally electroformed lampwork pendants hooked up to the chain.

Idea: If the chain link is much too small to accommodate the pendant loop, use a jumpring to join the two alongside one another.

Repeat to create a matching earring.

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The steps in this wire earring tutorial can be recurring to create so numerous varieties of earrings—for a swift and effortless pair, draw inspiration from the beads and pendants previously in your stash or get your time and have enjoyment browsing for some thing new.

Tammy wearing her earrings featured electroformed lampwork pendants
Tammy putting on her newly-built earrings!

Consider matters a phase further and discover how to make your individual lampwork patterns. Patty is providing an electroforming workshop in late July 2022 via our [email protected] system that will demonstrate you how to elevate your glass do the job.

If you make a pair of earrings making use of this approach, we’d enjoy to see them! Tag @interweavejewelry on Instagram or share a picture in the reviews of this tutorial.

Tammy Honaman
Director of Information


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