Wire Wrapping For Beginners Day 8: Tassel Earrings

Tassel Earrings This month I’m working my way though my own book, Wire Wrapping For Beginners, and making 1 project per day.  I wanted to show you different examples of the projects while making myself some new jewelry!

Today is Day 8 and the project is Tassel Earrings.

Tassel EarringsThere are so many ways to customize these earrings, but I decided to make one chain a lot longer than the others.

Tassel EarringsIf you want to create along with me, grab the Wire Wrapping For Beginners book.  (You can purchase and instantly download the e-version or get the print version shipped to you!)

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How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle Earrings

Wire Wrapped Triange EarringsThese pretty natural turquoise and copper wire wrapped earrings are the perfect compliment to the Wire Wrapped Charm Pendant.

These gorgeous natural turquoise nuggets are the same ones from Happy Mango Beads that I used in that tutorial, too.

Here’s how to make the Wire Wrapped Triangle Earrings:

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsMaterials and Tools:

Step #1

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle Earrings

Cut about a five inch length of the 20 gauge copper wire.

Step #2

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHow to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHow to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsGrab the wire part way down the wire and bend it around one barrel of the round nose pliers.

Step #3

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsTake the wire off the round nose pliers.

Grasp the loop between the pliers of chain nose pliers.  Wrap around the wire a few times.

Step #4

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsCut off any excess wire and make sure the end is tucked in and not poking out.

Step #5

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsSlide one of the natural turquoise nuggets on the wire.

Step #6

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsRepeat steps #2 through #4 for the other side of the bead.

Step #7

Repeat for the second turquoise nugget.

Step #8

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsCut 2 pieces of wire about 5 inches long,one for each earring.

HINT:  It is better to make both of the pair at the same time to make sure they’re the same size.

Step #9

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHolding the wire in the middle of wire, fold the wire in half.

Step #10

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsStill holding the wire, make a loop.

Step #11

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsThen twist the wire.

Step #12

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsTwist it again.

Step #13

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHow to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsPull the wire off the round nose pliers.  Then carefully push the ends closer together, but make sure that the wraps don’t unwrap.

Step #14

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHow to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHow to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHow to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsMake a loop at the end of each side.

Step #15

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsAdjust the width between the 2 loops so it’s the size of the wire wrapped link you made earlier.

Step #16

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsOpen 2 jump rings.

Step #17

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle Earrings

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHow to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsAttach a loop from the bead link to a link of the triangle with the jump ring.  Then attach the other side.

Repeat for the other earring.

Step #18

Then you can add earring wires.

I didn’t have any pre-made copper earring wires, so I made some of my own.

Step #19

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsCut a piece of wire about 2 and 1/2 inches.

Step #20

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHow to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsWrap the wire around a ring mandrel or other round item to make a curve as seen.

Step #21

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsPut a loop in one end.

Step #22

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsPut a bend in the other end of the wire.  This isn’t necessary, but it looks nicer.

Step #23

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsOpen up the loop.

Step #24

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHow to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsPlace the loop of the triangle in and then close the loop.

Repeat for the second earring.

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsWire Wrapped Triange EarringsLearn how to make the matching Wire Wrapped Charm Pendant by clicking here.

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