We saw these earrings a while back and something about them spoke to us. The nonsensical wire wrap reminds us of dream catchers we used to hang over our beds.
- 1 foot 22 gauge half hard gold filled wire (we used square wire but that is really up to you)
- 3 feet 24 gauge dead soft gold filled wire (we used round)
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Round Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
Cut the 22 gauge wire into two 6 inch pieces (each piece will make one earring)
Aprox. 3/4 inch from the end of the wire turn a loop and wrap the wire around once or twice.
Bend the wire at a 90 degree angle and measure out 1/2 inch
Bend the wire another 90 degrees, this time measuring out 1 inch. Continue until you have created your square frame. Finish up with another wire wrap under the original one and cut off the excess wire.
Cut your 24 gauge wire into two 1.5 foot pieces. Put one aside for the second earring
Make a small hook at the very end of your piece of wire to start your wire wrap on the earring frame. Once you have the wire attached wrap around the frame two or three times.
Wrap your wire around the frame in the following pattern. Don’t worry if your wraps look messy, you will be able to go back and fix them at the end of the project. The only thing that you really need to worry about is pulling too tight on the frame which will cause it to lose its square shape. (If you look at the picture at the top you will see that this is what we did to the one on the right)
Repeat the same process for the second earring. You can switch up the design for a bit of asymmetry, the concept is for the earrings to not be perfect. Experiment and have fun!