ECT TV Episode 57: Beaded Earrings with Wire Wrapped Knot

ECT TV Episode 57

Hi and welcome to a new episode of Emerging Creatively Tutorials TV (ECT TV)!

Today I’ll show you how to make these sweet earrings with gemstones and a wire wrapped faux knot technique.

Here’s the video episode:

ECT TV Episode 57

Step-by-Step Photo Instructions:

These are step-by-step photo instructions of the exact same tutorial that’s in the video.

ECT TV Episode 57

Materials and Tools:

  • Gemstone chips (or two matching beads)
  • 20 gauge, half-hard, round wire, any metal
  • Wire cutters
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Ruler
  • Sharpie or other round pen to bend the wire around
  • Jewelry file or wire rounder

Note:  I’ll show you how to make one earring and then you can just repeat the steps for the second earring.  I suggest doing each step to each earring along the way.

Step #1

ECT TV Episode 57

Cut 2 pieces of wire to 5″ each.

Flush cut the ends of the wire.  (Use the back or flat part of the wire cutters toward the part you are cutting.)

Step #2

ECT TV Episode 57

Bend the wire about 2″ from the end.

Step #3

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Pinch the bend closed with chain nose pliers or I like to use a crimp tool.

Step #4

ECT TV Episode 57

ECT TV Episode 57

ECT TV Episode 57

Hold the bend in chain nose pliers and bend up the shorter wire.

Step #5

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ECT TV Episode 57

Wrap the wire around making a fake knot.  You can be as messy or neat as you like.

Step #6

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Trim off any excess wire with wire cutters, making a flush cut.

Step #7

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Use your chain nose pliers to make sure the end is not sticking out.

Step #8

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Slide on 7 gemstone chip beads or whatever beads you’d like.  (Just make sure that the beads aren’t too heavy for your ears.

Step #9

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You should have both earrings down up to this step before continuing.

Make sure they’re the same length and trim if you need to.

Make a bend in the wire wrapping both earrings around a sharpie or other marker.  Place the marker as close to the beads as you can when wrapping the wire around.

Step #10

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Use your chain nose pliers to make a little bend in the end of the wire.

ECT TV Episode 57

Step #11

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Use a wire rounder or jewelry file to round the end of the wire.

ECT TV Episode 57

And those are the completed earrings!

ECT TV Episode 57

ECT TV Episode 57

If you like this tutorial, you’ll love my Knotted Link Bracelet eWorkshop.  You get a video tutorial, PDF and an access page to find everything easily.  It’s similar to an ECT TV episode.

Learn more about the Knotted Link Bracelet eWorkshop here.

Knotted Link Bracelet eWorkshop

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