Swirl Earrings

Swirl Earrings

Honestly I find it so hard not to make earrings in the summer, but they just look so nice!

These offer a off center approach to making pretty earrings. They can be classy or summery depending on what type of beads you are using. So lets get started!


What you will need

Fine wire (tarnish resistant)  –  I used a  28 gauge silver wire.

Crochet hook – I used a 3.25 mm hook.

2 earring hooks – which ever design you like.

Beads – for each earrings ( 1 end bead, 3 beads to use on the chain and 1 bead to attach the earring hook)

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).

 

Step 1

Put you bottom bead followed by the top 3 onto the wire. Chain 2, chain 1 with bead, chain 3, chain 1 with bead, Chain 3, chain 1 with bead, chain 3 and chain 1 with bead (this should be your bottom bead).

Step 2

(Swirl cluster ~ you are working back up the chain we just made.) Slip stitch into the previous chain. single crochet 4 into the next stitch, then slip stitch into the next 2 stitches (the last one should be where the bead is) twist so that the cluster is on the opposite side that you are crocheting on. Repeat this 2 more times.

note* If you find that you can’t slip stitch into some of the chains because they got to small use a smaller crochet hook to pull up a loop.

Step 3

Slip stitch the remaining 2 chain, fasten off. Taking the remaining tail wrap it around the top stitch 3 times then shorten it and hide the wire end so it wont poke you.

Step 4

Taking the beginning tail wire put your last bead on it then the earring hook and push that wire through the bead again. Wrap this tail 3 times around the top stitch as well then cut the wire shorter so that it is 3/4 the length of the top bead and snugly push the wire into the bead.

note* If your bottom bead wont stay still twist the wire above it until it does.

step 5

Make the other earring.

Awesome job! Your doing fantastic.

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