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How to make a simple but beautiful chained ear cuff
Ear cuffs with chains are very populair at the moment. I wanted a silver one, but couldn't find it for a reasonable price. That's why I made it myself. I'm surely going to make more of them, because you can add different pendants and chains to it.

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  • How to make a cuff earring. Chained Ear Cuff - Step 1
    Step 1

    You will need:
    - Iron wire (thick and small size)
    - Pliers
    - Metal Chain
    - Metal rings
    - Pendants (optional)

  • How to make a cuff earring. Chained Ear Cuff - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the thinck iron wire double and shape it around your ear. Make sure it fits good and feels comfortable. It must not fall of constantly!

  • How to make a cuff earring. Chained Ear Cuff - Step 3
    Step 3

    Mesure how long the wire must be behind your ear. Cut of one side of the wire and fold the other end back.

  • How to make a cuff earring. Chained Ear Cuff - Step 4
    Step 4

    Shape the wire the same as in the picture. Make loops to attach the chains on later.

  • How to make a cuff earring. Chained Ear Cuff - Step 5
    Step 5

    Make more loops.

  • How to make a cuff earring. Chained Ear Cuff - Step 6
    Step 6

    And more..

  • How to make a cuff earring. Chained Ear Cuff - Step 7
    Step 7

    Make as much loops as chains you want. I made 4. When you're finished, cut the wire, and shape it around your ear.

  • How to make a cuff earring. Chained Ear Cuff - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now start wrapping the smaller wire around your cuff. Make sure the end is not sharp, because that would hurt your ear.

  • How to make a cuff earring. Chained Ear Cuff - Step 9
    Step 9

    Wrap it..

  • How to make a cuff earring. Chained Ear Cuff - Step 10
    Step 10

    Finish it.
    Attach the chain to the loops. Use metal rings.

  • How to make a cuff earring. Chained Ear Cuff - Step 11
    Step 11

    Put the ear cuff on and messure how you want your chain. You can also lay it flat on the table and drape it. Cut the chain of at the right size.

  • How to make a cuff earring. Chained Ear Cuff - Step 12
    Step 12

    Attach a metal ring to the 4 chains. Add also a bobby pin to the ring.

  • How to make a cuff earring. Chained Ear Cuff - Step 13
    Step 13

    Make a bun or a ponytail and link the cuff behind your ear. Put the bobby pin in your bun/ponytail. Done!

    Optional: You can add pendants to the chains.

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Andrea B.
Andrea B. · 9 projects

No thanks, I'm glad you liked it!

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Aysenur D.
Aysenur D. · Izmir, Izmir, TR · 1 project

that is so cool!. i made it for myself. thanks for sharing this awesome ear cuff :)

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CO + K User

wow that would be great for a steam punk stile coustume

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Jeanniece M.
Jeanniece M.

This is awesome and informative!
I see some repurposed clothes hangers in my future!

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Andrea B.
Andrea B. · 9 projects

Hi Moony Moon! You can wear it with glasses, but while making it, you have to measure it constantly with your glasses on. In the beginning it feels a bit weird, but you get used to it!

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Moony Moon
Moony Moon

I loved it! *--*

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Moony Moon
Moony Moon

My glasses has fit behind the ear. Do you think it will mess up in time to use? I really want to do.

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Andrea B.
Andrea B. · 9 projects

No, it doesn't hurt. It isn't very practical with my glasses, but without it feels fine! :)

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Andrea B.
Andrea B. · 9 projects

To Natalie: Post your version when you made it, I'm very curious! :)

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Hella
Hella · Rotterdam, South Holland, NL · 60 projects

Long live Mrs Flier :P Does it hurt a little? I can imagine that it's not really nice to have that much iron behind your ear..

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