DIY: Spiral Wire Earrings

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Hi! Hope you’re having a wonderful day! I know I wrote yesterday that I would post pictures of the outfit I wore last night but things didn’t go as I planned, but on the other hand I ended up creating these beautiful earrings last night.

A while back I made a post about my love for wire wrapping and I thought I’d show you how to make these simple earrings using a basic technique within wire wrapping; coiling wire. Basically it means you wrap (usually) a thin wire around a thicker wire.

This technique is very easy but it can be time consuming. Here is a closeup of what it looks like:

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To create these earrings you will need:

  • Thick and thin wire
  • Ear hooks
  • A set of pliers
  • Something to shape your wire around, I used makeup brushes.

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The first thing I did was to cut a piece of thick silver wire about 25 cm long and the gold thick wire about 45 cm long.

Then I made loops at the ends of the wire, I only did on one end at first but since I ended up making loops on both ends you might as well do it right away. One loop will be attached to the ear hook later and the other is to keep the end of the wire from snagging on your clothes or hair.

Then I started with the silver earring by coiling thin wire around the thick piece of wire and you’ll need a lot of thin wire (at least 2,5 meters) but I took about 130 cm at a time. As long as you make sure the ends doesn’t poke out it doesn’t matter if you have one long wire or a few shorter ones.

Once the coiling was done on the silver wire I shaped it around my makeup brushes and then attached the ear hook.

For the gold earring I only coiled about halfway (partially because I was lazy I’ll admit) to do something different.

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I then shaped the wire like I did on the silver earring and then I attached the ear hook, but on this one I added it to the other end of the spiral.

That was it and if you want other shapes you can look around your house and see what you could use to shape the wire around. The sky is the limit!

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Have a lovely day!




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