Thursday, May 16, 2013
Pinspiration: Hammered Wire and Bead Earrings
I recently found this tutorial by Rebecca from My Girlish Whims while browsing Pinterest. Rebecca was inspired to make these beautiful hammered wire hoop earrings with beads after seeing a similar pair at Anthropologie. Up until I followed her tutorial to make these earrings, I had done very little jewelry work with wire and I had never experimented with hammering wire. I was surprised that after just a little practice, these were relatively easy to make.
As you can see from the photos, I gave my earrings a casual, beachy vibe, by using glass beads that are reminiscent of sea glass. I like how versatile this design is, you can completely change the look and feel of the earrings by switching the color of the wire and/or changing the beads.
If you are looking to take your jewelry making skills to the next level I'd definitely recommend trying out this tutorial.