About This Design
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes
Level of Difficulty: Beginner - All Levels (with basic
wire wrapping experience)
Cost: Varies, depending on materials selected. Approximately $10-
15 as shown.
Geometric shapes are going strong as a jewelry fashion trend, and
mixed metals are also in style. I found these great brushed metal
beads in different shapes, and decided to make up a pair of very
contemporary, mixed-metal earrings.
Want to make these earrings, or a variation for yourself? Let's get started!
Gather your supplies
- 6 geometric shaped brush metal beads. I used two round discs, two
gold rounds, and two diagonal squares. Check your local bead store, or I
also found lots of great brushed
metal beads on eBay
- Length of sterling silver half hard wire (24 gauge) and gold-filled
wire (optional if you want to use different colors of wire)
- 2 earwires, french hooks, leverbacks or posts (your choice) I
used long sterling silver closed hook ear wires in my design
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Wire wrap the beads and attach to earring components
Decide what order you want your beads to hang in. Cut six
lengths of wire. I used mixed silver and gold wire, but it is your
You will use a wire wrapping technique to chain the beads together
with closed loops. Follow
this technique to wire wrap chain to see how to make connecting
loops on the top and bottom of each bead.
Note - The lower bead in my design was a diagonal square, top-drilled
(side to side holes) bead, so I also needed to use the technique for
wire wrapping a briolette or top-drilled bead. If you also have a
top-drilled bead. follow my
instructions for wire wrapping a briolette to make a closed loop at the
Chain each bead together with closed loops, and on the top loop,
attach to your earring component.
That's it, your new earrings are ready to wear!