Spiraled heart earring Tutorial by Swati Vaddadi Das
Here’s a cute little wire wrapped heart earrings. Simple and fun to make.
I am working with round brass wires here, you may choose whichever wire you are comfortable with.
- 20 gauge round brass wires.
- Round Nose Pliers
- Flat Nose pliers or Chain Nose Pliers
- Flush Cutters
- Heart shaped beads
The heart shaped beads I am working here with are of 15mm X 15mm size.
Cut 2 pieces of 20 gauge round wire of length 16cm.
On one end of the wire, make a wrapped loop.
You may choose to make one earring at a time, but I prefer working simultaneously on the pair together as it gives me more control over maintaining the design on both. Also with earrings, it is important that the design be mirrored on the pair.
Insert the wire into the bead with the looped side of the wire being on top.
Bend the wire upwards just at the bottom of the bead making it perpendicular with the bead.
Grab the wire at the bend with your round nose pliers and push wire around the pliers in an anti-clockwise direction.
Holding the center, move your wire around it to make a circle around to make a spiral.
Follow the center and make a spiral around
Here we have completed 2 spirals.
Gently use your thumb to shape the wire into a curve.
Once curved, bring the wire around the back of the top loop.
Hold the curve in position and wrap the wire over the wrap which u had done in the beginning for the top loop.
Cut the extra wire close, with your cutters.
Use your chain nose pliers to snug up the ends of the wire.
Here you have completed one of the pair!
Let’s now do the second one, of the pair. As I said earlier, you can choose to work on the pairs, one after the other or simultaneously. You can do the bottom spirals on both the pair simultaneously and then proceed to work it upwards to loop it at the top or finish one of the pair first and then go to the next. You can choose a process which is comfortable to you.
Since, for the first one of the pair, we created an anti-clockwise spiral, for the second bead, we need to create the opposite, i.e., a clockwise spiral.
Again, hold the wire at the bend with your round nose pliers and bend the wire around the pliers in a clockwise direction.
Make 2 spirals around.
With your thumb shape the wire into a curve in the opposite direction.
Bring it behind the back of the top loop and wrap around the previous wrap of the top loop. Cut the excess wire with cutters and close it up with chain nose pliers.
There, you have both of them, mirrored in design and looking cute.
Add the ear-wires and you are done!
Thank you for watching!! 🙂