Double Spiral Wire Earrings Video Tutorial

Double Spiral Wire EarringsMaking spirals from wire is a whole lot of fun, although a lot of people have problems at first.  However, once you get that “ah hah” moment, making spirals, and double spirals, is very easy.  And they are a perfect choice for earrings that swing and sway as you wear them.  :)

In this video tutorial, I’ll teach you how to make spirals, both open and closed.  Then you’ll take the next step and make double spirals from wire.

And you’re not limited to just plain spirals, but also ones with beads.

These earrings can be made longer or shorter that what is shown on the video.  You can substitute larger jump rings if you like, to add more length with a minimum of weight.

This technique can also be used to make a bracelet, although I would suggest using 18 gauge wire if you do that.  And what about a necklace?  It’s a great technique for necklaces as well.

Supplies Needed

You will need just a little in the way of supplies for these earrings — 20 gauge wire, jump rings, earring findings.  Then a pair of wire cutters and two pairs of pliers.  And if you want to make a beaded version, a few beads.  :)

The specific supplies needed for each set of earrings are as follows.

Set 1:  Double Spirals (photo at the top of the post)

  • Four pieces of 20 gauge wire, about 3 1/4 inches long each.  I used red brass.
  • Eight jump rings, 18 gauge, 5mm inside diameter.  I used amethyst.
  • Pair of earring findings.

Set 2:  Double Spiral With Beads

  • Four pieces of 20 gauge wire, about 4 inches long each.  I used red brass.
  • Eight jump rings, 18 gauge, 5mm inside diameter.  I used amethyst.
  • Four 6mm beads.  I used rondell shapes, in metallic peacock.
  • Two 4mm beads  I used rondell shapes, in metallic peacock.
  • Pair of earring findings.

Sit back and enjoy!

Let your imagination be your guide!

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