Woven in Wire Jewelry: Double Helix Earrings
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.
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.
Earrings shown measure 2-1/2” long, not including the French ear wires.
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
1.25 mm hole punch pliers
butane micro torch
tile or rimmed cookie sheet
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!