How to make wire and rhinestone earrings
Dare to be captivating at your next party! These do it yourself earrings are fresh and simple to make and add a boldness to your look.
For this project I used:
12 gauge black wire
Needle nose jewelry pliers
2 Ear wires
2 16ss Fuchsia rhinestones
2 30ss Fuchsia rhinestones
2- 4 mm jump rings
2-8 mm jump rings
Cut a two pieces of wire 4.5 inches long. Carefully bend the pieces into ‘S’ shapes using jewelry needle nose pliers.
Jewelry makers will use a steel bench block for hammering wires to flatten them which I do not have. I used a DIY hack which worked for my purpose. I took 2 hammers, using the head of one as the bench block on which I gently hammered the wire to flatten it.
Attach the 8 mm jump ring to the flattened wire. Then use the 4 mm jump ring to attach the larger jump ring to the ear wires.
Place a small drop of E6000 in the center of the top swirl. Using a wax tipped tool or tweezers, pick up a 16ss Fuchsia rhinestone and place it into the glue drop, gently pressing down. Repeat the process for the other earring. Place a drop of E6000 in the lower swirl and place a 30ss Fuchsia rhinestone in the glue, gently pressing down. Repeat for the other earring. Let dry flat for 24 hours.
I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.