Part 1 of 2
Chandelier earrings are statement pieces for your ears! Most of us make chandelier earrings by using some sort of finding which allows us to hang several dangles from it. But if you wish to create your own bead and wire chandelier earrings without bought findings, read on!
This beautiful gemstone chandelier earrings tutorial (no longer available)featuring a focal amazonite is by the Atzori blog. The tutorial is in Italian. It's relatively easy to figure out how to make it if you look at the pictures with helpful sketches by the designer. Otherwise, try Google Translate!
If you like wire wrapping and wire weaving, then check out the pdf tutorial by Eni Oken, who is a wire whiz. It is a free project from Contemporary Bead and Wire Jewelry (Lark Jewelry Books). The earrings are on the cover!
The classic teardrop chandelier earrings video tutorial by Alyson Jubert and friends shown below demonstrates the use of a wire jig to form the multiple loop finding. Very elegant and romantic!
Another variation is the Emerald Chandelier earrings tutorial from Wigjig.com.
Adding chain is another fabulous idea. This chandelier earrings tutorial is from Craftbits.com.
Tammy Powley over at the About.com's Jewelry making site has a loop flower chandelier earrings tutorial which you can create using either round nose pliers or with a little help from a wire jig.
If you are an intermediate wire worker, you might like to try the Gold Chandelier Earrings tutorial from MakingJewelry.com. You have to form the round frame from a suitable cylindrical object.
This lovely wire work chandelier tutorial is appropriately called Bollywood Dreams. The designer is Eni Oken and it's from the same Lark Crafts Book, Contemporary Bead and Wire Jewelry mentioned above. Via
Liz Revit's chandelier earrings tutorial looks like a mini-cascading waterfall!
More Earring Tutorials and Inspiration:
- How to Make Teardrop Jewelry tutorials
- Book Review - The Earring Style Book
- Double-holed Sliders for Earrings
Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
Jewelry Making Tips - Jewelry Business Tips