Accessories and jewelry are my favorite thing to DIY, so I’m happy to share this DIY chain cuff earring! I was looking for some inspiration when I came across these DIY ear cuffs. I thought they were pretty neat because you can wear them anywhere on your ear, even if they are not pierced. I practiced making a few cuffs when I decided I wanted to glam it up, so I tried adding some chain. I love the way they turned out.
Continue reading for the DIY.
Crafting wire I used 20 gauge wire
Round nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
Cut a 2 inch piece of of crafting wire, bend the wire in half. Repeat.
Cut 2 pieces of 11 inches of chain.
At the 5 inch point of the chain push the bent wire through. Repeat with the other piece of chain.
You should have two uneven pieces of chain hanging from the wire.
With the round nose pliers bend both ends of the wire inwards. Repeat.
Bring the chain forward to one side of the bent end of the wire. Repeat.
Take the flat nose pliers and at the half-way point of the wire begin to create the cuff by bending the wire around the pliers (as though you are folding it in half). Leave some room so that it will fit on your ear. Repeat for the other side.
Try the cuff on for size on the upper part of your ear. Adjust the wire until it fits comfortably.
At the end of the earring hook there is a small loop. Use the flat nose pliers and open up the loop. Bend the end of the loop towards yourself until it opens slightly. Repeat with the other earring hook.
Add the short end of the chain and then the longer end of the chain to the loop. Close the loop by using the flat nose pliers and bending the loop away from yourself. Repeat.
You’ve just made yourself some cool new ear pieces!