My latest creative outing was inspired by Balenciaga's geometric Thunder earrings. This latest venture of festive sparkle-inspired imitation came partly as an ode to the statement earring as an invaluable companion to the classic LBD for carrying off a streak of individuality with seamless elegance. However, it was the idea of making wire jewellery that didn't look like a paint-by-numbers (as it were) craft project that swung my decision to take on this quick, simple project.
You will need...
Soldering iron and solder
Gold stud earrings
Gold wire, about 2mm thick
Jewellery making pliers
If you're reasonably dexterous with wire and long-nosed pliers, this should be a quick, straightforward and enjoyable outing.
I wasn't really watching the clock this time around - you might almost say I got too caught up in the moment - but it was definitely under an hour.
Make a loop at the top of the earring and solder it to the stud.
N.B. I used studs with quite wide bases and would recommend them for best results.
Repeat the process to make the other earring.