Let’s play with your wires, twist and twist and make a pair earrings with our Wire Jewelry Tutorial “Twisted Earrings!”
There’s no special technique needed to create the earrings.. You are just playing with wires as you twist and create vine-like wires or branches. The design is unlimited. You can use any size and type of beads and twist as many times as you like, making the branches longer or shorter. As you twist you will see its form and you can adjust if needed.
Materials list for the beads:
A some seed beads any size
B 12 x 0.6cm in diameter Rondelle crystals
C 2 x 1cm in diameter Rondelle crystals
D 2 x 1.5cm in length tear drop beads
Cut 50 inches x 0.3mm wire then fold it to half. Using your round nose pliers, grip the center of the wire and then wrap like so. As the 0.3mm wire is thin, wrap the wire 2 times around the pliers to create a stronger loop.
Pull off the round nose pliers and this is how it should look like. You have a loop.
Slide in 3 A on each wire. Using your point finger and thumb, twist the extended wire 3x then bring the wires in opposite direction.
On each wire slide in the following:1 A, 1B, 1A. Twist the extended wires 6 times to create main stem for the earrings.
On your left wire slide in 1 B, leaving a gap approximate 0.5cm from the main stem then bring the wire up and twist the wire again. You would probably notice we are creating a branch for the earring.
Repeat and create another branch for the right wire.
Now continue with the main stem by twisting the extended wires until it reach 1.5cm.
Create again another branch on your left wire.
Bring the extended wires together and twist 3 times then pass both wires into C.
And twist the wire again 10 times. Slide in D. Create a triangle shape with the wire so that D can be placed at the center of the triangle. At the joint of the triangle, twist the wires again then continue to bring the wires up and wrap for 2 times.
Continue to twist the extended wires and bring the wire up, wrapping onto the wire just above C at least 2x. Bring the extended wires to your right.
Pass one of the wires into a B. Then twist the wire to form a branch, matching the left side and wrap the extended wire against the main stem to secure the position.
Continue to twist the extended wire for about 1.5cm. Then wrap the wire 2x onto the main stem just below the beads at the top. Shape the 2 stems into a oval or round shape.
Bring the wire down and continue to twist the wire 3x and then slide in 1 C. Then twist the wire again 3 times.
Wrap the wire just above C at least 2 times to secure. Cut off excess wire. Then press the wrapped wire with your flat nose pliers to hide the ending. Repeat from start and create a pair. Attach a jump ring onto the loops with your ear wires and you’re done!
If you like a printable copy of the Twisted Earrings with more pictures you can purchase the PDF at DIY Beading Club
Have fun jewelry making!