Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wire Crochet Earrings

About a month ago I made this pretty wire crochet necklace.

I really love wire crochet. I think it is so pretty and simple and my favorite part is that it doesn't have to be perfect...I think the un-even loops add a lot of character. Probably the only thing I wish I would have done differently with this necklace is to make it a bit longer. Also, I wish I would have made a pair of earrings to go with it. So here I am, finally getting around to it.

 All you need for these earrings are:
~Crochet Hook - I have a size G here...but I or J works best if you want to incorporate beads into your work. If you just want wire earrings or necklace then you are going to want to use a smaller hook.
~26 or 28 gauge wire. You can use all sorts of different colored craft wire, which looks really pretty. Just remember that this gauge of wire is thin, don't work with it too much or pull to hard, it will break. Just be gentle and it will work fantastically. Anything bigger than a 26 gauge wire will be too difficult to work with.
~Beads - Really the sky is the limit to which beads you use...but I would say nothing bigger than 8 mm. My crystals that I used for my earrings are 4 mm, a perfect size for the G crochet hook. I used 9 beads for each earring, so a total of 18 beads. I wouldn't do any less than this or your circle will be too tight, but you can easily add more if you want bigger earrings.
~Mug - The mug is used to hold your wire so it isn't rolling all over the place
~Earrings - any style you want
~Wire Cutters and Round Nose Pliers

Sorry, I know it is hard to see the beads. Normally I would choose a bead that you could actually see, but I wanted these little crystals to go with the necklace. Next time I will have darker beads so you can see them better.

To make the earrings you are just going to do a simple chain stitch with your crochet hook, incorporating a bead into each stitch. Be sure to start and end with two loops without beads and a good three inches of tails. When you've used up all your beads cut it from your spool of wire and gently twist the two ends together (making your circle).

Make a loop with your twisted tail using your round nose pliers to connect to your earrings.

Ta Da! You are all done!


  1. these are SO pretty! Do you just crochet the wire like yarn? that is so awesome!

    1. Thanks Kimberly! Yeah its just a simple chain stitch that you would use with yarn. If you want I can bring my stuff over sometime and we can make a pair together!

  2. These are sooooooo cute! I want some, I need some! You Have Such Cute Ideas.