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How To Make Teardrop Earrings | Wire Wrapping Techniques

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How To Make Wire Wrapped Jewelry Earrings | Tutorial and Instructions

How To Make Teardrop Earrings | Wire Wrapping Techniques

These earrings are fun and a breeze to make, and pack a lot of bang for your… time and effort (I’ll work on the rhyming).After familiarizing yourself with wire-wrapping basics, you’ll be able to whip these beauties up in under an hour. Don’t hesitate to customize them. Not a gold person? Use silver! Not a sparkly bead person (but come on…)? Use a more subtle briolette! Make a big teardrop! Make a small teardrop! Poke them into a square of fabric or leather and give them as a gift! Oh, the possibilities!

Supplies: 

  • – 5″ of 24 gauge gold jewelry wire
  • – 10″ of 22 gauge gold jewelry wire
  • – 2 large faceted briolette (teardrop-shaped) beads, just under 1″ tall
  • – 4 imitation pearl seed beads
  • – 2 gold kidney earring wires
  • – round nose pliers
  • – flat nose pliers
  • – jewelry wire clippers

Step 1.

Make a wire-wrapped briolette dangle (basics tutorial).

How To Make Teardrop Earrings | Wire Wrapping Techniques

Step 2. 

With your fingers, form a teardrop-shaped loop with 22 gauge wire and hold in place. The teardrop should be about 1.5″ tall with a short tail of about .5″ ending on the right. You may have to play with the wire a bit to get it to hold the shape you want, but do be gentle. It can be tedious (but possible) to work out kinks in your wire. Your strung briolette will dangle from the top of the teardrop, so make sure the bead will have plenty of space for movement.

How To Make Teardrop Earrings | Wire Wrapping Techniques

Step 3.

Grabbing the right side of the teardrop with round nose pliers just below the point where the wire crosses itself, wrap the long tail to form a loop.

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Step 4.

String your briolette bead onto the teardrop wire so that it hangs in the loop at the top.

How To Make Teardrop Earrings | Wire Wrapping Techniques

Step 5.

Cross the short tail just above the loop so that the loop is roughly centered at the top of the teardrop. Wrap the short tail around the long tail twice and snip excess. Don’t worry if the wrapped wire won’t stay in place on the long tail. It will be held in place by adding beads in coming steps.

How To Make Teardrop Earrings | Wire Wrapping Techniques

Step 7.

String two pearl beads onto the wire shaft.

How To Make Teardrop Earrings | Wire Wrapping Techniques

With round nose pliers, make a loop above the beads and wrap the tail around the base. Make sure to wrap the wire snug against the beads so that the teardrop keeps its shape. Snip excess wire.

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Step 8.

String top loop onto open earring wire and rejoice!

How To Make Teardrop Earrings | Wire Wrapping Techniques

Voila!

How To Make Teardrop Earrings | Wire Wrapping Techniques

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