Wire Working: 10 Earrings to Make in an Hour
One of the things that make wire earrings so fun to make is how quickly they work up. In Denise Peck’s 101 Wire Earrings, you’ll find dozens and dozens of designs you can make in no time.
With 101 projects to choose from, how many do you think you could make in an hour? Paging through all the wire earring inspiration you could ask for, I pulled out 10 earrings I think I could make in an hour. No, not 10 pairs of earrings that each take less than an hour to make. I think you could make all 10 of these in just an hour!
10 Earrings to Make in an Hour
Randomly Rippled wire earrings dangle a pretty lampwork bead from the randomly wrapped wire dangle.
Green Berets are another fun way to combine lampwork beads and wire. This pair will have you pulling out your chasing hammer to make your own head pins.
Corkscrews work up extra fast without the need for beads. All you need is 20g wire and a couple of tools. A stepped mandrel is the key to consistent sized corkscrews.
Copper Crazy earrings are made in a flash with a large copper jump ring and copper accent bead. All you need to do is make the simple ear wires.
Mobiles allow you to channel your inner Alexander Calder.
Turning Purple is a basic pair of earrings that lets you play with wire coiling and color. If you have just 12″ of 20g colored copper wire, you’ve got enough to make these beauties.
Unexpected are an asymmetrical pair of organic earrings. Simply hammer and tool your wire and dangle mismatched pearls for another quick set.
Black Moons don’t require you to wear black lipstick, but it wouldn’t be a bad thing if you did! This dark design is made with annealed steal wire and lava beads.
Copper Corkscrews share their name with Corkscrews previously mentioned but they have a look all their own. The wire coil is not only a design element, but also connects to the ear wire to insure they stay in your earlobes.
Ancient Glass Orbs are accented with a length of premade rolo chain. Incorporating chains in this way gives your dangling earring beautiful movement and flow while being quick to make.
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What do you think? Could you make all 10 of these earrings in an hour? We’d love to see your creations if you do! Share your projects on social media with the hashtag #1HourEarrings.
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