Dragon Wing Ear Cuff




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Hey everyone it's momo and today I'm going to show you how to make a nerdy mythical dragon wing that clamps on your ear ;) I hope that you all have so much fun doing this and have fun wearing it

Step 1: Supplies

1- pliers
2- round nose pliers
3- wire cutters
4- jewelry wire (22-24 gauge)

Step 2: Make the Loop

First you need to make a small loop that lines the inside part of your ear. This line is shown in the picture

Step 3: Start Going Out

Now you need to start the source. To go this, you need to make a loop like above with your pliers. Then make a little hump with your fingers

Step 4: Wing Boomps

To make the wings bumps, just take your fingers and bend it into a small bump.

Step 5: Put It All Together

To make the piece sort of complete, you need to make a bump over your entire ear. To make it more accurate, you should look in a mirror and put it against your ear. Make it your size.

Step 6: Wrap

Now to make the swirled part. Starting from where you are wrap the tight spiral part to connect the round part on the inside of your ear to the part you just made.

Step 7: The Long Spiral

Now from where you left off, you need to wrap equally the wire in a spiral. This reinforces it and makes it stronger and sturdier.

Step 8: Branches

Make separate branches. To do this, wrap once, then make the branch. Wrap it again to the opposite side and cut it off. Repeat this process over and over until you have all 4 branches

Step 9: Another Spiral

When you make your last branch, don't cut it, but wrap it again on the bottom side. Then make a part (see my elf ear cuff tutorial for details) that connects to the back of your ear. Then wrap it in a spiral so that too is reinforced.

Step 10: Finish!

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    11 Discussions


    2 years ago

    kiteman as to membrane do you mean something like a fabric piece to add color? It would probably be fairly easy cut a piece of fabric the right size and then you could glue it (hot glue?) or punch holes then use string to tie it on. :) I LOVE THIS PROJECT I HAVE TO TRY THIS!!!


    Reply 3 years ago

    Nope! it clips onto your ear easily with no piercing necessary!


    5 years ago

    I'm not sure I understand your question about a membrane. Do you mean the things I referred to as 'branches'? If so, you wrap the wire around a corner of the wing, and then put it straight out and wrap it around the opposite side. And yes, I do need the etsy pictures because I can compare if my pictures are a bit vague.

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    Reply 3 years ago

    I think they mean the skin part between the branches.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Do you have an estimate on how much wire is needed? 1 yard per ear?


    5 years ago on Introduction

    You don't need to keep referring to that Etsy photo, just use your own images.

    (I wonder how you could make a membrane for the wings...?)

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    Reply 5 years ago

    Maybe use some tracing paper? or some thin leather, put some holes in it and use the wire to stich it in? I don't know, it might be too heavy.

    Also, it looks like you have a couple extra empty steps at the end. If you are having trouble deleting them, this instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Instructable-Using-the-New-Editor/ shows you how. Hope that helps!