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Beaded Spiral Earrings

Instructions for making the Beaded Spiral Earrings using common jewelry tools, beads and jewelry wire shaped using WigJig Jewelry Tools:

Beaded Spiral Earrings made out of jewelry wire, beads and jewelry supplies shaped using WigJig jewelry tools.

Gold Beaded Spiral Earrings made out of jewelry wire, beads and jewelry making supplies using WigJig jewelry tools.



This jewelry making project is a good beginner's project for the following reasons

  • It does not require a lot of time to make these earrings.
  • It does not require a lot of jewelry tools to make these earrings.
  • It does not require a lot of jewelry making supplies to make these earrings.
  • It does not require a lot of jewelry making skills to be able to make these earrings. 
     

By following these instructions, a beginner will be able to make a jewelry item that can be worn, or given to someone as a gift. 

Any project that meets the above five criteria qualifies as a good beginner's project. 

Jewelry Making Supplies:

Jewelry Making Tools:

  • Ruler
  • Flush Cutter
  • Bent Chain Nose Pliers

Jewelry Making Skills:


Step-by-Step Jewelry Making Instructions for Making the Spiral Earrings using WigJig jewelry tools to shape jewelry wire, beads and jewelry supplies:

Once you have the necessary jewelry tools and jewelry supplies begin as described below.

Step 1:  Cut and straighten a piece of 20G jewelry wire 3 inches long.

Step 2:  Make a loop a the end of the jewelry wire.

Step 3:  Begin making a spiral.  To do this you grasp the loop in the wire with your bent chain nose pliers and bend the jewelry wire in a series of small steps.  See the pictures 3a and 3b below.  Continue until you have three complete loops of wire as shown in picture 3c

Step 4:  Grasp the jewelry wire at the top of the spiral with your bent chain nose pliers and bend the wire so that it points toward the center of the spiral.  See the picture, below right.

Instructions for Making Beaded Spiral Earrings Jewelry Making Project Step 3A holding wire in pliers jewelry tool.
Step 3a

Instructions for Making Beaded Spiral Earrings Jewelry Making Project Step 3B, bending wire in pliers jewelry tool.
Step 3b



Step 3C to Instructions for Making Beaded Spiral Jewelry Making Project showing jewelry wire spiral.
Step 3c



Step 4 to Instructions for Making Beaded Spiral Jewelry Making Project showing jewelry wire position from spiral.
Step 4

Step 5 to Instructions for Making Beaded Spiral Earrings jewelry making project showing beads on jewelry wire.
Step 5:  Thread a bead onto the jewelry wire and position it against the spiral as shown at right. 

Step 6:  While holding the bead against the spiral, make an loop in your jewelry wire above the bead as described here

Step 7:  Cut the excess jewelry wire. 

Step 8:  Open the loop and thread it through the loop in your ear wire finding.  Close the loop and admire your finished spiral earring.

Step 9: Complete this jewelry making project by making a second earring using the same steps.  When adding the beaded wire component to the ear wire finding, add the component so that it will be a mirror image of the first earring.

Beaded Spiral Earrings made using common jewelry tools and jewelry wire.

Finished Earrings

Summary of jewelry making instructions:

As we described above, this is a beginner's jewelry making project.  It is easy to make.  It won't take a lot of time to make.  It results in making finished earrings that are attractive and unique.  If you are new to making jewelry by hand, we suggest making these earrings.  For more advanced wire workers, we suggest that you consider a more advanced earring project with a permanent jewelry wire spiral like the one described in our instructions here

 

 



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