These versatile earrings are so much fun because you can change the dangles to suite your mood and outfit. Or if you prefer, just use some 24 gauge wire between the loops and wrap them together so that the dangles are not removable.
Some things to note: When you wear these earrings the dangles are relatively secure, however any vigorous movements or exercise can make you lose the dangles. I was wearing these while doing some quick and vigorous cleaning and one of the dangles fell off. Otherwise, they will be just fine.
Materials and Tools:
- 20 gauge wire
- Earring wires (or you can make your own)
- Wire Cutters
- Round nose pliers
- Chain nose pliers
- Ring mandrel or highlighter pen
- Paintbrush or pen
- Hammer and Steel block or anvil
Cut off 2 pieces of 8 inch wire.
Wrap the wire around a ring mandrel or highlighter pen so that the ends of the wire are equal.
Then twist the wire.
Hold one end of the wire with round nose pliers and start to make a bend going in towards the middle.
Then use a paintbrush or pen and start to make a large spiral.
Using your round nose pliers, continue to make the spiral until you end up with how you want it to look. Then repeat for the other side and the other wire as well.
Using a nylon hammer on a steel block or anvil, lightly hammer the wire to harden and strengthen it.
Make 4 spiral headpins. Or alternatively you can use purchased headpins.
Here’s video on how to make the headpins:
Using the skull beads and the spiral headpins, make bead dangles.
For more on how to make a bead dangle, see this video:
Slide the beads around the spiral and onto the earrings.
Add pre-made earring wires or make your own.
How to make your own earring wires:
Then you can make other dangles so you can change out the beads OR make them permanent by wrapping the loops on each earring together!
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