Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Sunrise Earrings

Inspiration struck Christina Larsen when observing the art of Peruvian threading, in which thin thread is used to make patterns within a shape. The thin internal wires crossing within the Sunrise Earrings from Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy pay homage to this craft.

Beautiful strands of braided kumihimo wire create the teardrop silhouette of these earrings, while the threaded wires within offer a lovely vision of the rising sun.

Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Sunrise Earrings

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


Craft this distinct earring for yourself by using multiple colored wires, or create a more subdued, everyday look by braiding them with a single color instead.

Project Details

Earrings shown measure 1-1/4” x 1-3/4” (3.2 cm x 4.5 cm)


Required Materials
• 16’ (4.9 m) of silver 22-gauge wire
• 24″ (61 cm) of copper 22-gauge wire
• 6′ (1.8 m) of copper 26-gauge wire
• 2 ribbon ends (13 mm)
• 2 jump rings (5 mm)
• 2 earring findings

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

See more wire kumihimo projects in the Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy Lookbook!

Find this and other braided wire jewelry projects in Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy!

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