Spiral Earrings

Spiral Earrings

Inspired by my latest trip to Orlando, Florida. I realized how much I like making jewelry that is inspired by something, and was it easy to find inspiration in Orlando.

These earrings would be from little mermaid, I could just imagine swimming around the sea with them on. The colors were also inspired by the sea, however yours don’t need to be as

colorful as mine. The spiral earrings look just as amazing in silver and gold!

What you will need

Fine wire (tarnish resistant)  –  26, 28 (the larger the gauge, the smaller the wire is, which makes it easier to work with your crochet hook) I used a green 28 gauge wire.

Crochet hook – I used a 3/2. 10 mm hook.

2 earring hooks – which ever design you like.

Beads – for each earrings ( 3 beads around 2-4 mm and end beads). The end beads I used were 1 mm bead of a darker color.

Wire pliers– these are not needed but make your life a lot more easy while pushing the tails through the beads.

Scissors – to cut the wire of course (it’s very fine so normal scissors will work).

Note: if you can’t see the pictures then click on them! It will open a larger picture.

Step 1)

Add the beads that you are using onto your wire and then make a slipknot.

Chain the length of the earring you want (it will shorten a bit), In the picture I chained 17 with a bead on the 5th, 10th, and 15th chain. (Make it so that the beads are evenly spaced out on your chain so you get a nice spiral effect with them.

Step 2)

Double crochet into the chain that is 2 away from the hook. Do 2 double crochets into each chain until there are only 3 chains left.

Step 3)

Skip 2 and slip stitch with the last chain and fasten off. note if your beads are on the larger side then it wont be a spiral, to obtain a spiral you are going to need to twist the wire around, remember to place the beads the  way the spiral is going so that you can see it.

Step 4)

attaching the earring ~ using the end wire tail add your end beads to your wire, and wrap the wire around what ever earring hook you are using, then bring the wire back through the seed beads wrap the wire around the chain a few times,

then cut the wire shorter and put the end back into the seed beads. If you cant fit them into the beads then weave them into your work so that the pointed parts are hidden and wont poke you.

For the starting tail wrap it around the chain 2 times, shorten it, then place it into the chain so that you wont get poked by the end piece and so that it wont come undone.

Step 5)

Repeat for the other earring.

Congratulations you have an amazing pair of earrings to call your own now!

If you have any questions I will gladly answer them down below.

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