I thought I would give this DIY wire earring attempt another shot. I didn’t do all that well last time but I really enjoy the idea of beaded wire earrings so I tried some heart-shaped ones this time. You know what they say… practice makes perfect but I’m thinking that I’m going to need a lot of practice to get where I want to be with this art form. I hope you enjoy this one!
Things You Will Need:
16 Gauged wire
Wire cutters (if your flat-nosed pliers don’t have them built in)
Using your round-nosed pliers, make a swirl out of the wire (facing inward).
Move a little ways down the wire and bend it upward like in the image above. This will be the bottom of your heart.
Move up the wire and bend it inward toward the swirl. Make sure you bend it where the top of the bend and the top of the swirl will be somewhat even/level.
Bend the wire straight up so that you have something of a heart shape.
Add on your choice of beads.
Bend the top of the wire in a circular fashion to create a loop at the top of the wire. I cut my wire shorter before I twisted it so that I wouldn’t have to do it afterwards. Up to you though.
Add on your attachment.
Add on the earring.
And you are done! It sounds a lot harder than it is because of all of the steps, but when you get the hang of bending the wire it isn’t so bad. Hope you guys enjoyed my tutorial.
FYI: Next week will be the tree painting tutorial that you all voted to see about 2 weeks ago during the abstract painting tutorial
. I only got 9 votes 😦 but I didn’t get anyone saying they didn’t want to see it. Good enough for me.
If there is anything else you want to see let me know!