Sunday, March 31, 2013

DIY Ear Cuffs 1.2

Version 1.2: ear cuff+rose (the one on the right) (1.1 was rhinestone+chain ear cuff here).

My version:


  • Pattern (as wonderfully provided by yours truly)
  • Rose/other decorative item (pendant, rhinestone, anything really)
  • Wire; about 6 inches (again, up to you. I chose silver in 22 gauge)
  • Glue (some sort of tacky glue, like hot glue or E600)
  • Optional: jewelry pliers; I find that in some instances these are a necessity, but I used mostly my hands for this one. For example: nail clippers in place of wire cutters, pencils and other cylindrical objects in place of round nose pliers, and so on...
  • Optional: beads
For the tutorial, keep reading after the jump!
1) Make a small loop at one end of the wire.

2) Start following the design/sketch. About 1 1/2 cm from the small loop, create a 90 degree angle to the left. About 1/2 cm from that, flip the wire on itself 180 degrees and continue that for 1 cm, and then flip it 180 degrees again (follow the pic!!). This portion will be the part that attaches to your ear.

3) Fold this stray wire behind the other end (like if you were tying/wrapping it).

4) Take this stray wire and measure down approximately 2 cm down, and then kind of make a messy circlular knotted mess. This will be the base on which we will place the rose/other decorative things.

5) Glue on rose/other decorative thing to this, and trim the excess off.

6) Wrap the top portion around a pencil to form the ear cuff shape.

7) And that's it! The finished product as modeled by my dear sister.

Feel free to embellish this more if you want with strung/glued on pearls, smaller roses, whatever suits your fancy! This is just a tutorial for the basic shape to help you get started with your own ear cuffs!

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