Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Celtic Earrings
When Christina Larsen set about designing a pair of braided wire earrings for her book Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy, she knew they had to be something approachable but unique. The result: The Celtic Earrings, which use a basic diagonal kumihimo structure that is shaped into a beautiful Celtic-inspired knot.
Braided wire lends itself well to holding the unique shaping required to make the Celtic Earrings, and is beautiful either on its own or adorned with dangling beads. Whether you decide to use beads or not, finishing these earrings with patina adds an enchanting antique look that complements the Celtic style.
Earrings shown measure 1 3/8” x 2¼” (3.5 cm x 5.5 cm) each
• 16’ (4.9 m) of 22-gauge wire
• 16” (40.5 cm) of 26-gauge wire
• 2 ribbon ends (8 mm)
• 2 jump rings (5 mm)
• 2 earring findings
• Measuring tape
• Wire cutters and flush cutters
• Electrical tape
• Square kumihimo disk
• 2 pairs of flat-nose and chain-nose pliers
• E6000 glue