Kristal Wick's Finny Fun Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. When a trip to Hawaii was in my future, I wanted some ocean inspired fishy fun earrings! These are simple to make and you can substitute any types of charms or beads for the dangles.
Finny Fun Earrings
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
When a trip to Hawaii was in my future, I wanted some ocean inspired fishy fun earrings! These are simple to make and you can substitute any types of charms or beads for the dangles.

Materials

Sterling Silver Head Pin w/ 1.5mm Ball 24ga (Oxidized) 1.5 inch - Pack of 10
K8-31
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.67
  • Gold Club Price: $2.00
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Sterling Silver Chain Flat Cable 1.3mm - 10 Feet
C8-164U
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.50 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $16.20
  • Gold Club Price: $12.15
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20 Gauge Round Half Hard 1/10 Sterling Silver Filled Wire
H10-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 10.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.10
  • Gold Club Price: $0.82
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Silver Filled Earwire No Ball No Coil 16.5mm - Pack of 10
S19-23
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.58
  • Gold Club Price: $1.94
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Silver Filled Jump Rings Open (.025) 22ga 5mm - Pack of 25
S11-16
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.01
  • Gold Club Price: $1.51
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6mm pacific opal bicones
  • Lesson Quantity: 54.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Swarovski indicolite14mm fish bead
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut a 5" piece of wire and add a simple loop at one end of the wire. Load 26 crystals onto the wire and make another loop on the other end.

See how to make a simple loop here:
https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_videos/Perfect-Simple-Loop_14.html
Kristal Wick's Finny Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, finny fun earrings
Step 2
Twist both loops 45 degrees and carefully bend around a bottle or other round shape.
Kristal Wick's Finny Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, finny fun earrings
Step 3
Carefully over-bend the wire and shape it with your fingers until the loops are aligned one on top of the other.
Kristal Wick's Finny Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, finny fun earrings
Step 4
Make 2 bicone headpin dangles by creating a simple loop on top of the bicone. Make another headpin dangle by loading a 4mm bicone and fish crystal onto the headpin and make a simple loop at the top.

See how to create a headpin here:
https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_videos/Creating-Headpins_8.html

See how to make headpins with a ball here:
https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_videos/Drawing-a-Bead-on-Silver-Wire_7.html
Kristal Wick's Finny Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, finny fun earrings
Step 5
Cut a 2.5" length of chain and attach it to the fish headpin dangle. Cut two 2" lengths of chain and attach each one to one of the bicone headpin dangles.
Kristal Wick's Finny Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, finny fun earrings
Step 6
Add a bicone headpin dangle, fish headpin dangle and bicone headpin dangle to a jump ring.
Kristal Wick's Finny Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, finny fun earrings
Step 7
Add earring loops, chain jumping and ear wire to another jump ring. Close the jump ring and wear!

Repeat for 2nd earring.

See how to make your own ear wires here (I used Swarovski pearls in this project):
https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_tips_techniques/Easy-Blingy-Ear-Wires_323.html
Kristal Wick's Finny Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, finny fun earrings
Kristal Wick's Finny Fun Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, finny fun earrings