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7. Basic Wire Wrap Earring Tutorial

Published April 23, 2012 by Jewelie Dee

Copyright 2012 The Art of Megan

For this tutorial, you’ll need to review Posts 3, 5, and 6 (their links are in the RECENT POSTS in the column to the right). These earrings can be made with simple loops, and they will hold up just fine. But the creator of this tutorial decided to use wrapped loops.

I am going to send you to her page (here) to view the tutorial. The pictures are a little small, so you’ll need to use this handy little technique for viewing them larger, so you can see the detail:

Hold down the Ctrl button while tapping the plus (+) key on the number line of your keyboard. Each time you tap the plus sign with the Ctrl key pressed, the photos will get a magnitude larger. (The print will also get larger.) When you want to go back down in magnification, hold down the Ctrl key and press the minus (-) key.

Have fun! If you have any questions, please feel free to put them in the Comments section of this post.


1. Welcome to the wonderful world of Ear Attire!

Published March 15, 2012 by Jewelie Dee

I don’t know about you, but I am not dressed until I put on earrings. Some time ago, I decided that it was just too expensive to buy my chandeliers retail, so I began learning how to make them, and all my earrings, for a fraction of the cost.

This blog will share with you what I have learned. Each week, usually on Saturdays, I will post a new earring design and instructions for executing that design. A weekly contest will award the sample earrings to one lucky reader, and the winner will be announced the following Saturday when a new earring tutorial is unveiled. I have collected a myriad of designs over the years, including classic styles and innovative contemporary designs. I hope you will be as excited as I am to discover a new creation each week.

To be eligible for weekly contests, you must be a follower of this blog. Click FOLLOW BLOG VIA EMAIL on the right side of the screen. For any contest you wish to enter, you will need to send an email to info.anearringaweek@verizon.net. I will include these instructions at contest time.

In between tutorial posts, I will post collateral information on jewelry design. I will be sharing some vital information I have discovered after many years of trial and error (and internet surfing). In the pages listed at the top of this blog, I have outlined some basic information on materials. If you ever have a question, please feel free to post it in the Comments.

To start, you might want to take a look at the learning pages at the very top of this blog.

Have fun!

Jewelie Dee