How to Make Earrings: 4 Free Projects
You can never have too many earrings, but it sure is fun to try! Earrings are an ideal type of jewelry to make because they don’t require sizing. Since they also don’t require a lot of supplies in general, learning how to make earrings is a great way to feature leftover or small quantities of special supplies in your stash.
With the earring-making projects in our new free How to Make Earrings at Home eBook, you’ll learn great jewelry-making techniques like soldering, wirework, metalsmithing, and more, while making four stylish earring designs. Here’s a closer look at the four earring projects you can learn to make in this free eBook.
This collection features directions for making several different DIY earring designs, each with its own look and using varied techniques. Want some wire earrings with embellished hoops enhanced with labradorite beads? You’ll learn to lash together very fine silver or copper wire as you make them. How about some dramatically sweeping earrings of textured brass sheet and domed copper disks that don’t require a torch to assemble? You can fabricate them so fast using rivets that I called them the “Wear Them Tonight Earrings.” Or perhaps you’d like a little sparkle that’s perfect for the holidays? If so, try making our elegantly dangling silver and gem beaded earrings created with wire, jump rings, cutters and pliers. Plus, for some inspiring ideas for handmade gifts and beyond, check out Terri Haag’s fantastic feature on integrating metal ear wires right into your next earring design.
Learn How to Make Earrings with these FREE Earring-Making Projects:
Style and Grace by Anica Gabrovec
These wire earrings look elaborate and lacy, full of pretty wire curls and coils–but they’re easier to make than you might think! They’re accented by pretty beads that can be any color or style you like, plus you can change them up even more by using wire in other metals, colors, and combos. There’s just enough metalwork and soldering involved to keep things interesting, making them a great segue project for wireworkers who want to ease into metalsmithing.
Wear Them Tonight Earrings by Helen Driggs
If soldering isn’t your thing, try your hand at cold connections (tube rivets), along with other metalwork techniques like texturing and doming metal to make these modern earrings. “There are endless variations, so take out what materials you have and run with this design. That’s what I did,” Helen says. “Since these earrings are so easy to make, you might try a whole series based on one idea–varying the size, metal, technique, or construction.”
Holiday Earrings by Nina Cooper and Leah Rivers
To make these quick earrings, you just need a few tools, some gem beads, and some clever findings that do a lot of the work for you! These two projects come with a great tip for working with gemstone beads: Because their holes are usually smaller than non-gem bead holes are, you need to be mindful of what gauge wire will fit and test the bead hole sizes before beginning a project.
Integrated Earwires or Ready-Made by Terri Haag
Terri walks our readers through the many options for DIY ear wires, including new varieties that are integrated as part of the earring design. This article will give you a special look at some of the readily available versions of sterling earwires on the market. Terri also stresses designing your earrings around: comfort, overall design of earring and many other considerations.
Be the earring making expert you’ve always wanted to become with these free projects on DIY earrings. You too can assemble unique earrings using items in your own stash. It’s easy and fun to create lovely earrings for wearing, gifting or selling any time of year. Download your free How to Make Earrings at Home eBook and get started making earrings right away!