Did you see the fun bracelet from Tuesday? I love it so much I had to make some earrings to match.
Since I discovered memory wire a couple of months ago it has become one of my favorite crafting supplies. I’m so glad Adrianne of Happy Hour Projects introduced it to me!
For these earrings we are going to use a small memory wire instead of the large wire that was used for the bracelet.
You will need, small memory wire, needle nose pliers, round nose pliers, two earring hooks, and of course your beads.
Just like with the bracelet you will cut one loop of the memory wire.
Then bend the end of the wire.
This time you are going to want to make your loop a little tighter so nothing slips out.
Now you can add your beads.
With your round nose pliers open the loop on the earring hook, by twisting slightly.
Thread the loop on the earring hook into the loop you made at the end of your memory wire. Then bend the loop back into place on your earring hook.
~ NOTE ~ If you are going to add a lot more beads to your earrings than shown here, it would be easier to add your beads after you have the earring hook on.
Take the other end of the memory wire and thread it through the loop in the memory wire. It will “dangle” better if you don’t go through the loop on your earring hook.
Make a loop in this end just like you did at the beginning.
Tighten the loop, we don’t want the earring hook slipping out.
~ Note ~ Just like cutting it, the memory wire can be hard to bend. Don’t be afraid of it, trust me it’s pretty hard to completely mess it up.
Stand back and admire your work, aren’t they cute?!
I love them! The wire is really light, making the earrings light weight and easy to ware.
I really like big earrings. What do you think just right or to big?