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Wire Oval Earrings


About this design:

Need another earring inspiration? This one uses steel wire and a tiny spacer bead to create earrings that pack a punch!

Components:

8-10mm polymer clay spacer beads, 50" annealed steel wire, 2 gunmetal earwires, Steel wool and Renaissance Wax

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Prep your wire:
Run the steel wool down the length of the wire, varying the amount of polishing as your go up and down the wire with the steel wool and seal with light coat of wax.
Step 2:
Cut 25" of wire. Leave a 4" tail on one side of the wire and start wrapping the wire around the wooden dowel, wrap 5 times. Position the wire so the ends are on the top, and squeeze the sides of the wire to form an oval.
Step 3:
At the center of the top of the oval, wrap the smaller wire around the ovals three times to secure them. Pull the small end of the wire straight up.
Step 4:
Wrap the longer end of the wire around the small end of the wire and create two tight wraps. String on the spacer bead, trim excess wire and create a simple loop at the top of the spacer bead. Continue wrapping the long end of the wire several times under the spacer bead to fill in any gaps.
Step 5:
Open the loop at the top of the earring and slip on the earwire, close loop.


Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I like!!! Very cool design!

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Love the layered look of the loops–and the beads are awesome! :)

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I really love the layered oval shape to your wire wraps! I think I will have to give this a try :) Thank you for the toot!

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love them, will have to try :D

  5. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love the cool factor in these earrings, Heather. Maybe it’s the steel wire or those lavender accent beads.

  6. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    Beautiful and unique! Thank you for the directions. I will give this a whirl!

  7. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful!

  8. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Unusual and cool!

  9. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Thanks for the directions. Your work is fabulous.

  10. MamaLua
    MamaLua says:

    Very nice! I’m inspired.

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    Midge S says:

    Very clever! Nice.

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