We love making homemade gifts, especially jewelry. Did you know you can not only make earrings, but you can make DIY earring wires too? We’ll show you how. It’s easy!
We’ll show you how to use a pair of round-nose pliers and wire cutters to fashion fishhook style DIY earring wires from ball headpins. Once you learn how to make these fast and easy earring wires, you can turn plain headpins into your own elegant earring wires. Here’s a video showing how to make your own DIY earring wires. We also have step-by-step instructions below, plus earring projects for your new DIY earring wires!
How To Make Your Own Earring Wires
Materials & Tools
2 Headpins with ball ends
Steps To Make Your Own Earring Wires
1. To get started making your own earring wires, you will need a pair of headpins. We prefer to use the ones with the ball at the end. Use the round-nose pliers to grasp the headpin at the ball end. Bend a small loop in the ball end of the headpin.
2. Next wrap the headpin around a Sharpie pen (or something similar sized) to shape it into the fishhook shape.
3. Use the wire cutters to trim the back of the fishhook so it is the same length as the front.
4. Use the round-nose pliers to bend a slight curve in the end. Repeat to make a second earring wire.
To feed beads or a dangle onto your new earring wires, slide the dangle onto the back end, over the curve and down into the small loop with the ball head.
Here are some earring projects you can make using your new earring wires:
Dangling Crystal Hoops
And remember if you have any questions, leave us a comment and we promise we’ll reply. We want to help!
Jennifer & Kitty