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Ear-resistable!!
How to make an ear cuff for unpierced ears, or just to add a little extra bling ;)

Posted by Chelsey from Canada • Published See Chelsey's 30 projects »
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  • How to make a cuff earring. Ear Cuff - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather all necessary supplies.

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

    Cut a piece of wire about 4-6 inches long...

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

    ...like zis...

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

    Bend your wire into a zig zag pattern emulating the one in picture 4. I use flat nosed pliers to make the shape :)

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

    Using needle nose pliers, bend the top piece, and bottom piece of wire, and make some nice, neat loops.

    I chose to live on the edge and be a little funky by making the top piece into a swirl! Go me!!

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

    Now using a ring mandrel, dowel, or anything circular (a pen! a lipstick!) Bend your wire around it to make round.

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

    Your finished product should look this.

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

    Next, cut a new piece of wire. As long as your little heart desires!
    Start threading some pretty beads, charms, etc..onto it.

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

    Making another loop with your needle nose pliers, attach the beaded wire to your cuff.

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

    Wrap the cuff around your ear, it should fit snugly, and HUZZAH!! You are now sporting a rockin piece of bling bling for your ear!

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Cassie N.
Cassie N.

Just made something similar to this! So cute! Thank you so much for making! :)

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CO + K User

1- i love it im so doing this for my friends conicon costume (steam punk)
2- i love your gauges i made a pair like that the other day

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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario · 19 projects

@GLENDA M. Thanks! I will definitely try that sometime.. Just I never get past the point where you can safely remove your earrings even with the stuff that they give you to put on them. I never really know why.

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GLENDA M.
GLENDA M. · 1 project

To Penny F.
neosporin on the posts before you put them on solved your problem! And avoid thin wires....

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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario · 19 projects

Well I have been looking for an alternative to getting my ears pierced and here is my answer!!! :D (my ears always get infected no matter how hard I try to keep them from doing that!)

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Autumn Leaf
Autumn Leaf · , Beautiful Idaho Panhandle · 1 project

A+, Chelsey, thanks!

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Emily S.
Emily S. · Sylvania, Ohio, United States · 2 projects

yay! the tutorial is great and easy to follow, so thank you for that!

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Jet
Jet · Southend, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom · 2 projects

These are gorgeous, I'm about to make one myself :)

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Doris R.
Doris R. · Brighton, Michigan

nice ear cuff could u please tell me what size wire u used please

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Christine F.
Christine F. · San Francisco, California

this is sooo beautiful! do you know what brand of wire you used?

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