Wire Earring Tutorial with Pendants: Free Project | Jewelry

Not long ago, I wanted a pair of earrings for a particular event. They had to be ready to dress in within just an hour. I don’t ordinarily get my resources and supplies in an hour allow on your own have a structure believed out, permit on your own(!) have a style and design finished! Fast and straightforward it experienced to be if I was to have the great accent, so I started rummaging.

Higher than: Concluded wire earrings produced utilizing electroformed lampwork pendants created by Patty Lankinsmith, copper wire, copper chain, and a couple of resources.

I grabbed some favourite pendants stashed absent during the pandemic (thank you Patty Lankinsmith for continuing to make and promote on the net the past two many years), some wire, chain, and applications. The pendants could make just about anything search really, the electroforming accents assisted tutorial my hand on which metals to function with, and the tools led the way from there.

Here’s how I manufactured them:


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


Hand tools to make a fun pair of earrings
A couple hand resources make limited work of generating a exciting pair of earrings.

Wire Earring Tutorial Showcasing Electroformed Pendants

Action 1:

Flush lower one close of a length of wire. Type a smaller, straightforward loop about the 2mm barrel of forming or bail-generating pliers.

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

Put the wire in the jaws of the parallel pliers so the major of the loop rests towards the barrel of the parallel pliers. Kind the wire all-around the larger barrel.

Trim the wire about 3/4″ beyond the pliers. Gently curve the stop of the wire versus the lesser barrel of the pliers for a great finish. Repeat to produce two earwires.

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

Optional: Use a wire rounder or cup bur to “round” the stop of the wire. This stage presents further consolation for the wearer.

Move 2:

Area an earwire on the bench block. Hammer the earwire to harden the wire. This will support the earwire maintain its shape when staying worn and when stowed in a jewelry box.

Hardening earwires for pendant earrings
Use a nylon (or related) hammer and bench block to harden earwires so they maintain their form.

Suggestion: Read through Wire Jewellery Making Basics for much more on wire and standard data.

Step 3:

Open the link on a single end of the chain and insert the loop on one particular large pendant near the link. Open the easy loop on the earwire and slip on a connection in the chain, about 1″ over the pendant shut the loop.

Electroformed lampwork pendant earring
Huge electroformed lampwork pendant hooked up to a duration of chain on the earwire.

Open the chain hyperlink about 2 1/2″ from the earwire, clear away the remaining chain, then slip on the loop on the smaller pendant fall near the connection.

Electroformed lampwork pendant attached to a length of chain
Both equally electroformed lampwork pendants attached to the chain.

Idea: If the chain hyperlink is also compact to accommodate the pendant loop, use a jumpring to connect the two alongside one another.

Repeat to develop a matching earring.

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The actions in this wire earring tutorial can be repeated to build so lots of varieties of earrings—for a rapid and quick pair, attract inspiration from the beads and pendants by now in your stash or choose your time and have fun purchasing for some thing new.

Tammy wearing her earrings featured electroformed lampwork pendants
Tammy donning her recently-built earrings!

Acquire issues a step even further and study how to make your own lampwork styles. Patty is providing an electroforming workshop in late July 2022 by our Interweave@Home method that will demonstrate you how to elevate your glass operate.

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

Tammy Honaman
Director of Content material

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