Intro: DIY Swirly-Heart Stud Earrings
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.
Step 1: Materials Needed
- Craft wire- 18 gauge, (copper, golden or silver),
- Craft pliers- cutting, flat nose and looping pliers,
- Eraser or rubber- to make the earring backs,
- X-acto knife.
Step 2: Making the First Swirl
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
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
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
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!