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.

Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Celtic Earrings

From Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Celtic Earrings Variation. Images courtesy of David Baum.

Project Details

Size
Earrings shown measure 1 3/8” x 2¼” (3.5 cm x 5.5 cm) each

Level
Intermediate

Required Materials
• 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

Required Tools
• Measuring tape
• Wire cutters and flush cutters
• Electrical tape
• Square kumihimo disk
• 2 pairs of flat-nose and chain-nose pliers
• E6000 glue

Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Celtic Earrings

From Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Celtic Earrings. Image courtesy of David Baum. 

 


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