Quartz Crystal Earrings
I did a jewelry making course a few years ago and while I loved it, my soldering was rubbish, so I’ve turned to wire jewelry and made a few things including this pair of quartz crystal earrings. Most of my inspiration comes from what I see in real life or Pinterest. I typed in “wire jewelry” on Pinterest and something similar to this came up.
You need: –
- not too thick silver wire – it must bend and fit through your ear piercings
- long thin piece of wood – or anything long and thin
- masking tape
- fine grit sandpaper
- 2 x crystals with holes in them
- round pliers
You do: –
The hardest part is getting these quartz crystal earrings uniform in size. I placed one of the stones on a piece of paper and drew how I wanted to shape the wire with a pencil around the stone.
Then I took a ruler and measured up to each point where I would make a bend. Added that all up and got a total measurement. To get the right length you have to try and straighten the curve out of the wire as it comes rolled up. Not as easy as you think, as the minute you try to bend it, it bends at that exact spot and not an overall bend. But if you coax the wire with little moves it will straighten.
Cut the wire with your pliers at your length, mine was 100 millimeters as you can see from the pic above. You need to file each end of the wire or it will be sharp and scratchy. Wrap your fine grit sandpaper around your long thin piece of wood and use your masking tape to hold it in place. File the ends of your wire.
Now measure and bend according to your design. I had to slip the stone on while I was bending.
Voila! A pair of quartz crystal earrings.
Have a great week.