Tuesday, February 21, 2012

DIY- How to make your own earwire

Hi all,  today I wanted to share how to make your own ear wire. I decided awhile back to start making my own vs soley using already made ones. This is a great way to really make your jewelry 100% handmade. It's very easy to do and you'll save $$$$ doing it too :) 

What you'll need: 

20-22gauge half hard wire
Round nose pliers
Wire cuter
Nail file to smooth down the sharp edges
Something round to bend the wire over to give it it's shape. I use a big fat marker or a hammer handle

Simple as that. I added some photos for visual aid :) Please let me know if you have any questions :) 

Happy Earring making! I'll be posting up some new earrings I made this week and will be adding to the shop.


Here's what you'll be making.

What you'll need to get you started.

Cut your wire to the length you want. I usually do 2.5 inches.

I'm using a big marker to bend over the pen to make the shape.

It will turn out like this.

Take your round nose pliers and make a loop at one end. I usually do both at the same time so they are even (at least close to even as possible). 

Take the other end and make a little indention so the earring doesn't slip out when you wear them. Tada! You made your earwire !

Slip on on your gemstone or whatever design you have made, onto the earwire and you've completed your 100% hand made earrings! 


  1. Thank you for following/commenting on my blog. My hands are full of thumbs, so I will not try to make earrings, but I find those quite nice, love the blue colour.

    1. Thank you so much :) I love the color blue.. makes me happy :)

  2. U r so gorgeous, thank you for this DIY.
    Really good blog.
    And also I love the Blue Colour as well ^^

    1. Thank you so much for checking out my 1st DIY :) ! You're beautiful too :) So happy to connect through this fun blog hop.

  3. This is a great idea and a really good tutorial! Love it:)

    whatrebeccasaid.blogspot.com xxx

    1. Thank you Rebecca :)It's my first tutorial so happy you liked it :) xo

  4. Great tutorial, makes it look so easy!

    1. thank you so much for taking the time to comment. it's my 1st tutorial and so happy you liked it :)