Earrings have been around since ancient times, but these earring accessories bring a fresh twist to everybody’s standby adornment. You can assemble yours from premade earring findings or get inspired to make your own at the workbench. Making earrings is a great way to experiment with a new technique, because you can really explore without […]

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Add dimension, color, and lots of life to earrings by doming the metal and adding faceted gems. Prong setting gemstones is easy using a versatile new gem setting system from Sam Patania. Sparkling in 3D: Prong Setting Gemstones on Domed Earrings By Sam Patania from the January/February issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Opening photo […]

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Favorite Project of the Week: Holiday Wire Earrings

At first glance, you might think you know where jewelry designer Tom Werkheiser took his inspiration for these Holiday Wire Earrings. However, it’s not as straightforward as you might think. Tom has dabbled in landscape painting for a number of years before making jewelry. He enjoys transferring landscape artistry to his metalwork. Some of the […]

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Jewelry designer Kristi Bowman-Gruel and I have something in common; we both love to make lampwork beads POP in a beautiful design. In her Aladdin’s Lamp Earrings, originally published in the February/March 2013 issue of Step By Step Wire Jewelry magazine, Kristi shows off a gorgeous pair of beads by Etsy artist Beadaddicts in this […]

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Carolyn Cave’s Trinity Pendant was published in June/July 2017 Beadwork. To accompany this intricately netted pendant, Carolyn created a matching pair of beaded earrings. These earrings generated a lot of reader interest! Both we and Carolyn received multiple emails requesting the earring pattern. We always ask designers to send us variations of their main project. […]

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Jewelry designer Jeanette Blix Ryan enjoys creating jewelry, but really loves the challenge of taking a traditional jewelry design and tweaking it just a little. Reinventing something as timeless and traditional as the basic hoop earring isn’t easy. However, these Swingin’ Hoop earrings Jeanette designed after an afternoon sketching some hoop ideas are! These chic and […]

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Project of the Week: Melody Wire Earrings

Ukrainian designer Oksana Trukhan strives to design jewelry that reflects natural shapes, colors, and materials. These sweet Melody Wire Earrings are the perfect way to dip your toe into wire weaving and explore those inspirations. The graceful swirls, pretty pearls, and fine-gauge wire weaving create an elegant, wearable design. Here’s what you’ll need to make them: […]

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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 […]

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Last year I got the bright idea that I’d make a sterling silver wire snowflake. I wanted to challenge myself with multiple solder joins in close proximity, in one piece, without melting any of the 20-gauge sterling silver wire. It turned out to not be as much of a challenge as I thought; every single […]

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