Sunday, April 17, 2016

How to Make Coiled Wire Ear Cuff Tutorial

By on Sunday, April 17, 2016 3 Comments

Not everyone has ear piercings.  So ear cuffs are a great solution. There is another reason for ear cuffs. More elaborate designs can be created to sit along the outer ear.  This gorgeous coiled and woven wire ear cuff tutorial (Go Art Yourself) is an excellent example. It is by Nicole Hanna Jewelry.

The tutorial shows how an artisan works and plays with wire, designing on the go. She explained, "A tutorial... sort of.... I didn't plan this, but wanted to film an unplanned project so you can see how I work with some pitfalls and tangling wires, and uncooperative weaves, and even some wires breaking unexpectedly." 

And that is the fun and adventure of jewelry designing. One sometimes never knows where the design will lead to. Some of my best designs came after I deviated from original concepts. As you can see from Nicole's tutorial, it turned out beautifully in the end.

Another gorgeous coiled wire ear cuff tutorial is this ornate one by Gailavira Jewelry.

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  1. Maybe I should take up meditation or yoga. I truly don't have the patience to wrap and wrap and wrap....or maybe I'm just weird.

    In Nicole's tutorial - I'm wondering if the design is made to sort of sit over the top of the ear with the main part going up the outer ear. If so - you could make it so you could attach a bead drop or something to the plain end and it would dangle in front of your ear. Do you know what I mean?

    1. Of course you can! The dangle idea is entirely up to the designer. Will make for an unusual design.

  2. The best part is that we can learn a lot from both instructors and make our own variations - the tutorials are very clear!