This beginner tutorial shows you how to make cute butterfly stud earrings.
- 22 gauge wire
- round nose pliers
- chain nose pliers
- wire cutters
- sandpaper or
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Step 1: Measure and Cut
Cut four inches of 22 gauge wire. If you are making this for the first time, I recommend going 5 inches and then trimming the extra off.
Step 2: Bend
Make a right-angle bend at the 3/8 inch mark.
Step 3: Loop
Make a large loop with the bottom of your round nose pliers at the bend.
Step 4: Bend
At the top middle of the loop, bend outwards at a ninety-degree angle.
Step 5: Loop
Make another loop, smaller than the first, at the second bend.
Step 6: Bend
Bend the wire upwards where the wing touches the body of the butterfly. Squish it down.
Step 7: Antenna
Make a bend above that bend to form the antenna. Squish it down.
Step 8: Bend
Make a bend slightly above the bottom of the antenna. Squish it down a little.
Step 9: Other Side
For the other side, do the same steps we did, in reverse.
Step 10: You're Done!