Handmade Copper Earrings tutorial - DIY Simple Victorian Earrings
Summary: This tutorial is to teach you how to hand make a simple pair of Victorian earrings with copper wires, chunky beads and chocolate chains. I am sure you will love this tut very much!
When inserting “Victorian earrings” in search bar, I could find out hundreds of beautiful handmade Victorian earrings on sale. Owing to the delicate appearance and sophisticated handcrafted techniques, many of the earrings are sold at a remarkably high price; after thinking twice, I decided to make one pair of Victorian earrings with copper wire.
Materials and tools:
1.5mm orange red aluminum wire
0.8mm orange red copper wire
0.5mm orange red copper wire
12mm blue acrylic beads
Black brass chain
Round nose plier
Flat nose plier
Step 1: Make wire frame for earring dangle
1st, pick a 18cm piece of aluminum wire;
2nd, wrap it around a marker one time and erect the crossing ends with flat nose plier;
3rd, cut off excess wires with wire cutter;
4th, loop both ends with round nose plier.
Step 2: Fix the bead into frame
1st, pick a 18cm length of 0.5mm copper wire;
2nd, coil it below the loops 4-5 times and coil around left frame twice;
3rd, slide a blue bead on and insert it into frame by wrapping copper wire around bottom frame twice;
4th, lead the wire back through the bead, coil rest wire around right frame twice and cut off excess copper wire.
Step 3: Finish the earrings
1st, pick a piece of 0.8mm copper wire and loop 6 jump rings;
2nd, cut two pieces of chocolate chain that both measure 6-link;
3rd, with 2 jump rings combine dangle and chains together, and one jump ring combine chains with ear hook;
4th, repeat to make the other piece of earring.
The final look is like this:
Congratulations! This handmade copper earrings are successfully done, Although this pair is fulfilled with simplicity, lacking of complicated lacework, it is still a pretty good pair of Victorian earrings.