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Step up your ear cuff game with this beaded cuff.
Make your own ear cuff for nEARly nothing, all you need is a few beads and some jewelry wire. It is also a great project for someone who is trying to branch out from beading and work a little bit more with wire jewelry.

Posted by Soupy Beans from Seattle, Washington, United States • Published See Soupy Beans's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a cuff earring. Beaded Ear Cuff - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a length of wire and make a loop at one end.

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

    You're going to begin zig-zagging the wire, this will be making up the actual cuff part. To do this, use your rounded pliers and turn the wire so it is going in the opposite direction.

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

    Repeat this 3-5 times. Try to keep each rung about the same length.

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

    Do one more turn but instead of making this rung full length, grab the wire about halfway down and bend it so the wire now points downward.

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

    Thread about an inch worth of beads on the vertical wire. Loop the wire at the end and cut off any excess wire.

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

    Begin shaping the cuff portion by wrapping the zig-zag part around a pencil or dowel.

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

    Add an accent bead to the bottom loop.

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

    Now all you have to do is bend and shape the cuff and beads to fit your ear shape.

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I was just wondering how wide you made you zigzags before curving the whole thing?
Soupy Beans
Soupy Beans · Seattle, Washington, US · 10 projects
Hey there! It kind of depends on how big you want your cuff to be. I made mine about 3/4'' but some people like theirs a little more dainty.
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