Woven in Wire Jewelry: Double Helix Earrings

Featured in the beautiful wire jewelry book Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson, the Double Helix earrings are a great introductory project to the art of wire weaving.

These earrings may look intimidating at first sight, but they are the perfect beginner project! Start your wire weaving adventure off with a simple design, sure to get you addicted to this beautiful art of wire jewelry making.

wire jewelry: Double Helix earrings from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

Double Helix earrings from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

Acclimate yourself to the ease of wire weaving by sculpting woven strips of fine silver wire. First, weave the earrings flat—then transform the design by adding a little twist with your fingers. Despite their clever yet simple construction, these earrings look anything but! Couple them with a little black dress or even your favorite pair of jeans to add a bit of elegance to your outfit.

These lovely dangle earrings work up more quickly than some of Sarah’s more complex pendant designs while still teaching you a lot of great wire jewelry techniques. Adding new skills to your repertoire has never been so easy. Sarah’s step-by-step instructions make wire weaving so fun, you’ll want to start the next project right away.

wire jewelry: Double Helix earrings from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

Double Helix earrings close-up from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

Project Details

Earrings shown measure 2-1/2” long, not including the French ear wires.

Materials
4-1/2″ of fine silver 14-gauge wire
25″ of fine silver 20-gauge wire
12′ of fine silver 28-gauge wire
2 ear wires

Tools
wire cutters
needle files
chasing hammer
bench block
1.25 mm hole punch pliers
butane micro torch
cross-lock tweezers
tile or rimmed cookie sheet
quenching bowl
permanent marker
painter’s tape
chain-nose pliers
nylon-jaw pliers (optional)
liver of sulfur
0000 steel wool
brass bristle brush

 


Find this and other wonderful woven wire jewelry projects in Woven in Wire!

 

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