Instructables
Picture of DIY Swirly-Heart Stud Earrings
20140220_174658.jpg
20140220_162007.jpg

I don't usually wear jewelries that much but recently I've started wearing ear studs. I'm in love with ear studs now, mainly because they're simple and cute. Anyways, this means that I need loads of and different kinds of ear studs. so I didn't wait and made a few pairs right away.
These ear stud is very easy to make and simple. This could be a nice gift for those who like to wear simple jewelries :)

P.S. You'll need to check if you're allergic to copper wire or usual craft wire before making these.

 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Materials Needed

Picture of Materials Needed
To make these ear studs you'll need:
  1. Craft wire- 18 gauge, (copper, golden or silver),
  2. Craft pliers- cutting, flat nose and looping pliers,
  3. Eraser or rubber- to make the earring backs,
  4. X-acto knife.

Step 2: Making The First Swirl

Picture of Making The First Swirl
20140220_155329.jpg
20140220_155430.jpg
Hold the craft wire from one end, (keep it on the bundle),

Use the looping plier to make a small loop on that end,

Circle the wire around that loop once or twice (but not more than that),

Step 3: Completing The Swirly Heart

Picture of Completing The Swirly Heart
20140220_155549.jpg
20140220_155636.jpg
20140220_155644.jpg
20140220_155733.jpg
After making the first swirl hold the flat plier tightly right below the swirl,

Bend the wire upwards as shown in the picture,

Now make the second swirl, for the second swirl use the looping plier to make the outer loop and then carefully circle the wire towards the center to complete the second swirly pattern.

Step 4: Completing The Stud Earring

Picture of Completing The Stud Earring
20140220_155954.jpg
You're done making the heart? good, this step is the easiest,

Use the flat nose plier to make a 90 degree bend from the center of the second swirl,

Keep 2 cm of the bent wire straight (this would be the stem of the ear stud) and cut the wire from the bundle by using a cutting plier.


Step 5: Making the ear-stud backs

Picture of Making the ear-stud backs
20140220_160107.jpg
20140220_160118.jpg
20140220_160639.jpg
I used white eraser (rubber) to make the earring backs.

Use x-acto knife to cut the eraser into small pieces. 

You don't need to make a hole on the eraser ear ring backs, just carefully push and screw the stem of the ear stud on the small eraser pieces and it will create a hole.

Done! Aren't they adorable! 
zeyanimisbah9 months ago

these are cute, i wish i was working good with wire :( too bad, i mess up when i work with wires, (sigh)

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  zeyanimisbah9 months ago

Thanks hun! I wasn't good at making wire jewelries even last year, had to practice a lot. But TBH, I've been practicing henna art for years but still no good... your henna art is the best :)

Thank you :) you made my day, its not easy, years and years of practice, more than 10 years. i cant work with wires because i don't have jewelry making pliers and needed things, and in Sri lanka where i live, its really difficult to get good supplies.

shazni9 months ago

Cute! The eraser idea is really neat!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  shazni9 months ago

Ohw, thanks shazni! I'm really happy you like it :)

Abigail029 months ago
Cute! Love the light wire earrings!!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Abigail029 months ago

Thank you Abigail! :)

mnmama9 months ago

These are adorable, and what a smart idea for earring backs. One thing I would point out is how many people are sensitive to metals that aren't stainless steel, titanium, actual silver or gold. Keep an eye on how they feel; metal allergies, sensitivities and other reactions can come on quickly and cause some health issues.

Precious metal wires may be safer, but I know they are much more expensive. Anyway, that's my two bits. The earrings are very cute, and you did a good job of showing how they're made.

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  mnmama9 months ago

Thanks so much! I'm glad everyone liked the rubber earring back!

Thank you for the suggestions, I totally forgot to write about the metal allergies and sensitivities, thanks for pointing it out. I myself had to check if I'm allergic to copper craft wire after making the first pair, luckily I'm not!

Thanks again!

toolala9 months ago
Incredible job!! These are great. I need a pair these of these, time to check my supplies. I love your creativity. I don't think there could ever be too many swirls lol They are one of my favs!!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  toolala9 months ago

Thanks! once you have all the materials (craft wire & craft pliers) you won't be able to stop yourself from making wire jewelries, they always turn out so cute.

Thanks again!

You couldn't resist :) That's a very cute design. And I totally agree with the girls below :)

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya9 months ago

Yap, I couldn't! Thanks a bunch!

Oww, these are so adorably cute Muhaiminah!!!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  emilyvanleemput9 months ago

Thanks sooo much emily! :D

lindarose929 months ago

So cute! The back made with rubber is ingenious! I wish I knew about this some months ago...I had to make some ear studs so I got a pack of ear studs backs (bars included) and glued the piece I made on them...I thought you did the same before I saw your whole ible! Great job Muhaiminah!! :)

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  lindarose929 months ago

Thanks linda! While making the first stud earring I kept thinking about how to make the earring backs, I can't thank enough to the pencil (with eraser) on my table :p

Use rubber or eraser to make earring backs from now on, I lose earring backs a lot so I think the rubber earring backs is the best in this case.

Glad you like'em :)

faiza0079 months ago
You are really the swirl queen of this community...! ;)
I love these cute little studs.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  faiza0079 months ago

Thank you so much sis! I can't think of wire jewelries without swirls! :p