Handmade Jewelry Ideas-Wire Wrapped Chandelier Earrings

Summary: The piece of handmade jewelry ideas today is inspired by the famous chandelier earrings, except for the difference that but this pair is totally handmade and the finished items are really fantastic!

I always love handmade jewelry ideas, especially the wire wrapped ones. The wire wrap technique is common and almost been regarded as one necessary technique that a real craft fancier should master. Here, let just get start and try making one for yourself.

Things you may need:

Opal Bead

Metal Alloy  Bead


Earring hook

0.5mm Brass Wire

1.5mm Aluminum Wire

Side Cutting Plier

Round Nose Plier

Flat Nose Plier

How are the handmade jewelry ideas like?

Step1: wrap the connected loops decoration

1. Cut 15cm long aluminum wire, grab one end tip with bottom of round nose plier, loop one time;

2. At the adjacent location, loop the second one in same direction;

3. Then form the third, fourth and fifth ones.

Step2: wrap the chandelier component

1. Prepare another segment of aluminum wire, about 20cm;

2. Curve the 1/3 point around a tape measure. Then you’ll obtain a drop shape chandelier component.  

Step3: Wrap the decorative element onto chandelier. 

Take a fairy long 0.5mm brass wire, start to wrap from the center location;

Step4: Wrap on the focal opal bead. 

Lay your bead in the chandelier and mark the locations where two holes will be. Keep wrapping the chandelier, when the wire reached to the two positions, cross two end through the bead. 

After that, keep wrapping until covering the entire chandelier.

Finally, rotate the short tip around the long one to close the chandelier. Then, loop the top and remove the excess part.

Step5: embellish the bottom with metal alloy beads

Take a new strand of brass wire and start to wrap from the location where you place the connected loops components. Supply metal alloy beads while wrapping the part. 

Each time thread the wire, hook the previous coil so that your beads may be in place. 

Step6: add on the earring hooks

When finished all works about the chandelier, the rest process is attach the earring hook by a jumpring.

Make a complete pair.

They are so amazing, right?

Watch different gauges of wire incorporate in one item that really makes lots of fun and amusement. However, for the handmade jewelry ideas, please do be careful as to your hands may be easily scratched by wire while working with them. Except this, the wire wrapping accessories are approximately perfect! 

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