Introduction: Woven Rainbow Earrings
For this project you will need:
- Wire Cutters
- Wire (I prefer 20 gauge)
- Two Fishhook Earrings
- Embroidery Thread (your choice of color, but I prefer rainbow!)
Step 1: First, Make Coils.
Wrap the wire around the pilers to make coils. Use the top of the pliers and your index finger to do so. Try to make all coils the same size.
Step 2: Continue Until You Have a Long Strand.
It will look like this. This equaled about 7 inches, but that depends on what size and shape you want to make your earrings.
Step 3: Stretch the Coils and Feed Straight Wire Through Them Once Stretched
Use the pliers to stretch the coils so they are an equal distance apart. You want to make sure that they remain circular so you can feed straight wire through. Then, feed straight wire through the coils. This should be easy as long as the coils remain circular.
Step 4: Once Threaded, Shape Your Earrings.
Once straight wire is threaded through the coils, you can shape your earring. You can make this any shape you want, I think it is easiest with circles. Once you have the desired shape, use the pliers to close off the earring, and use the wire cutters to cut off any additional wire.
Step 5: Then, Separate the Thread to Make One Single Strand.
If you are using embroidery thread, you will need to separate one thread from each strand. Do this for all the colors.
Step 6: Now, Weave Your Earring.
Start the weave with a knot where you tied off the earring. Make an X or crisscross the with thread, so start from the bottom, and then move the thread to the other direction.
Step 7: Do This for All Colors.
Once you have a large enough section, move onto the next color. Place the new color thread lower so you create an overlap of thread. Continue for all colors.
Step 8: Finished!
Once you've worked around the earring with all colors, you will have your finished project! At a fishhook to where you side off the wire. Use the superglue to add extra strength to the tread so they don't move. Enjoy your rainbow earrings!
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