These earrings get their unique shape from an unexpected jewelry supply: Memory Wire.
I think just a couple sparkly Swarovski bicones on each “swoosh” is quite elegant, but as I mention in the video, you could fill them up with beads if you like, or use any type of bead you want. Keep in mind that if the beads are heavy they may pull the wire out of shape.
Be sure to use special memory wire pliers, or use old junky pliers like I do. Don’t use your nice wire cutters on memory wire or they won’t be nice any more.
Feel free to share photos of earrings you’ve made with this tutorial on Keepsake Crafts’ Facebook page in the “Your Creations” album.
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
You can watch the Swoosh Dangle Earrings Video Tutorial over at YouTube.
- bracelet Memory Wire, cut into 2 3-inch, 2 2.5-inch and 2 2-inch pieces
- 6 6mm Swarovski crystal bicone beads (from the Swarovski Bicone Crystal, Fuchsia Mix, 6mm)
- 6 4mm Swarovski crystal bicone beads (from the Swarovski Bicone Crystal, Fuchsia Mix, 4mm)
- 2 jump rings
- 2 ear wires
- memory wire specific wire cutters
- round nose pliers
- chain nose pliers
Use round nose pliers to make a loop on one end of each memory wire piece. Slide a 4mm and a 6mm crystal onto each wire. Use round nose pliers to make a loop on remaining end of each memory wire piece.
Open a jump ring and slide on one loop of a 3-inch, a 2.5-inch and a 2-inch memory wire piece, making sure curves are all facing in the same direction. Also slide on the loop of an ear wire. Close jump ring securely to complete earring and repeat to make second earring.