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« on: December 21, 2010 03:12:21 AM »

I started making ear cuffs half a week ago, and already LOTS of people were asking me to make a tutorial.
I made two.
One on the basic cuff, just to get the hang of it, and one more expanded, where you can use your own imagination.



What you need:

The 18g wire can also be 20g

1. Basic Ear Cuff


Cut from the 18g wire a piece of 2,5"


Bend the right end 3/4" 180 upwards.


Do the same with the left end, downwards.


Make a loop to the right with the round nose pliers out of the upper end.


Do the same with the lower end, to the left, in opposite direction.


Bend the side parts backwards around round nose pliers or a pencil.



Ready! Now you can attach beads or other thins to the bottom loop.

2. Expanded Ear Cuff


Cut from the 18g wire a longer piece f.e. 5"


Bend the right end  180 upwards. Choose your own length.


Bend the left part 180 downwards, but see that the middle part is app. 1"


Finish the upper end by making curls and loops with the round nose pliers. Attach a bead if you want.


Bend the lower part 90 downwards in the middle.


From this point I turned the piece around. Place a bead on the wire.


Bend the wire further to hold the bead in it's place.


Keep bending and curling the lower end and finish with a loop.


Bend the side parts backwards around round nose pliers or a pencil.


The center piece is done. Now you can attach beads on all the loops.


Prepare parts to attach to the center piece.
A tutorial on wire wrapping you can find on my blog.


I chose to attach a piece of chain to an ear pin.


Done!
Of course you can use your own imagination as much as you like. Everything is possible!
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010 04:31:14 AM »

This....is....AMAZING!!! I absolutely love ear cuffs, I just never seem to find ones that I like without them costing an arm and a leg.
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010 06:33:08 AM »

Fabulous design and tutorial!

I am sure that there are a few people on my list that would love something like this!

Thanks for your hard work!
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2010 09:34:08 AM »

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This is incredible!! Thank you sooooo much for sharing this tute! I have always loved earcuffs but wasnt sure how to go about making my own.
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010 09:43:45 AM »

Thank you so much for doing this! I've been wanting to make some ear cuffs for a long time now, but have been too lazy to figure it out myself (or even look for a tut). Then I saw this today, awesome! Now I have no excuse not to make some... except maybe a lack of time  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2010 11:00:27 AM »

I love that you made a tut for us all! thank you so much! =]
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2010 12:49:01 PM »

I was just remembering how much I loved my ear cuff... Now I can make one!  Thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2010 01:39:46 PM »

Thanks so much! All week I've been trying to make pretty earcuffs like yours, but even though I got the basic concept, mines were nowhere as gorgeous!
Bookmarked for sure.
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2010 01:46:23 PM »

Gorgeous and very well written tutorial. I always look forward to your posts. Those particular ear cuffs are so very pretty.
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2010 06:54:23 PM »

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial.  I love your pieces!!
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