Ear cuffs: a piece of ear jewellery that, unlike regular earrings, does not require pierced ears.

For someone that really likes jewellery but doesn't have piercings, it's quite a nice alternative. But, where do you find them?

Google images gives you lots of results and I'm sure that there are jewellery stores that sell them as well. However, those
don't give you a lot of choice, so the perfect solution is to make one yourself :)

I really enjoyed making these, I'm definitely going to try a bit of a more complicated design as well. I hope you' ll like it!

Step 1: Materials

To create your own ear cuff, you will need:

- wire, gauge 19/ 1 mm

- pliers

- (optional) a bead

<p>As an alternative to a bead try a button.</p><p>I am making jewelry with some right now.</p>
<p>Sounds great! </p>
<p>Do you know what hardness of wire you use? I know there are different kinds.</p>
<p>I believe this is just middle hard wire</p>
Happy friendship day Emily:)
<p>Very nice design! How much wire do you suggest for this cuff? Is 7 or 8 inches enough?</p><p>Thanks, Kathleen W.</p>
<p>Thank you! I think that should be enough : )</p>
<p>Thanks so much!! I love this idea and it looks gorgeous!!!!</p>
<p>Thank you! </p>
<p>Lovely design with a clear description; I must try to make one of these. </p>
<p>Thank you! I'd love to hear how it turns out : )</p>
<p>oh wow so beautiful</p>
<p>So going to try these!! I have been wanting to make cuffs, but have not found good instructions like yours. Thank you.</p>
<p>I'd love to see how it turns out : ) </p>
<p>Wow! Definitely making this one! It looks great em!</p>
Very nice! Thank you!
Thank you so much Muhna!!
<p>I just made one, but it couldn't stay on very well... Any tips, please? They just look too good not to make!! ;)</p>
<p>If it doesn't stay on very well, the bit you wrap around your ear is probably either too long or too short. You could try bending just the part that wraps around your ear first with different lengths, then you know how long to make it and you can use that length for the ear cuff. Hope that helps!</p>
<p>Oh okay! Thanks for the advice! :D</p>
<p>Very pretty ear cuff and your instructions were easy to follow. Can't wait to give this a try.</p>
<p>Thank you : )</p>
<p>Really neat. This would definetly be something that I would do.</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>Very good instructable! Do they stay on easily?</p>
Thank you! They stay on unexpectedly well actually!
<p>Wow Emily, those are awesome!</p>
Thank you so much Britt!
<p>lovely work. thank you for shareing </p>
You're welcome!
That's actually pretty cool!
Thank you : D !
Thanks :)
<p>Awesome! Love it. It is a good alteritive.</p>
Thank you!
<p>This reminds me of the time my daughter found my silver solder wire and used it up making jewelry.</p>
A creative mind can't be stopped ;)
<p>Great job! Looks awesome....</p>
Thank you :D!
This is great. My daughter would love something like this. Your wire work is great.
Thank you so much!
<p>I was just thinking of making some tragus cuffs the other day. I've never gotten my ears pierced and it's nice to see creative options out there me. Thanks for sharing these techniques!</p>
Yes, it's a great alternative with a lot of posibilities!
<p>Nice, very creative! I have my ears pierced (in several places) but I still would totally wear these!</p>

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