Make Earrings with Wire, Gems, Metal, and More–Plus Brilliant Reverse-Hook Earrings That Stay In!
We've updated our popular earring-making eBook with new earrings as well as information about making unique ear wires and handy earring styles that integrate the ear wire right into the earring design, as "functional art on a wire."
In our newest updated free eBook, How to Make Earrings at Home: Earring Design for Any Jewelry Maker, you'll learn to make these four earring projects using wire, metal, gemstones, and more in complete illustrated step-by-step projects.
After you've finished these handmade earring projects, see how Terri Haag explores the idea of earrings that feature integrated ear wires as part of the design–a wise design option that improves wearability as well as design interest.
"While there may be a great deal of individual variation in the shape, size, and degree of sticky-outedness of human ears, there still seem to be only so many ways of hanging things from them," Terri writes. "You can put a pin straight through (called a post); you can put a hook through and down (called a hook); and you can attach a merciless pincher-clip thing (called a lot of things, all rude). . . . But short of hanging a whole contraption over the top of the head like some African women do with their five-pound gold earrings, that's about it."
But then Haag discovers Rachel Savané 's reverse-hook earrings that enter through the back and have a cleverly curved wire that creates balance, and "earwire innovator" Dana Melnick's LiveWire earrings that look like one continuous loop. Both designs help the earrings hang properly and stay in the ear. "One look at these pieces and you want to smack yourself on the forehead–they are so subtle and clever you have to wonder why you didn't think of it."
Learn more about these two clever earring designs as well as how to make your own pretty handmade earrings when you download our updated free eBook, How to Make Earrings at Home: Earring Design for Any Jewelry Maker!