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Equal parts hard and soft, these earrings go great with everything - especially black!

Posted by carlyjcais from Portland, Oregon, United States • Published See carlyjcais's 60 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of hoop earrings. Woven Black Ribbon Chain Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut the curb chain into two lengths the size you want for your earring drops.

  • How to make a pair of hoop earrings. Woven Black Ribbon Chain Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Connect the ends of the curb chain together with a jumpring for each earring.

  • How to make a pair of hoop earrings. Woven Black Ribbon Chain Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut a long length of the jewelry wire. Thread one end into the jumpring holding the chain ends together for one of the earrings.

  • How to make a pair of hoop earrings. Woven Black Ribbon Chain Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    While holding the wire below the curb chain, thread the end of a long piece of the ribbon into the first link of the curb chain, wrap it around and below the wire, going from front, to back, and then to the front again. Keep the loop of ribbon loose until you pull the end back around and into the loop, then pull tight to knot the ribbon around the wire + chain link.

  • How to make a pair of hoop earrings. Woven Black Ribbon Chain Earrings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Weave the ribbon into the same link and towards the back, and down and around to the front again. One more time, loop it into the same link towards the back, but this time keep the loop loose, bring the ribbon end down and back around to the front, and into the loop. Pull tight to knot, and now move onto the chain link next to it.

  • How to make a pair of hoop earrings. Woven Black Ribbon Chain Earrings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Follow this weaving pattern through each link in the chain: ribbon in, loops around, knots, in and around again, and then in, loops around, and knots...and moves onto the next link.

  • How to make a pair of hoop earrings. Woven Black Ribbon Chain Earrings - Step 7
    Step 7

    By doing this you are not only disguising the wire below but are also creating a crochet-like look to the ribbon and the chain links.

  • How to make a pair of hoop earrings. Woven Black Ribbon Chain Earrings - Step 8
    Step 8

    Keep bending the wire around into a teardrop-shape as you follow the curve of the chain.

  • How to make a pair of hoop earrings. Woven Black Ribbon Chain Earrings - Step 9
    Step 9

    If you run out of ribbon, cut another long length of ribbon, and tie the new piece in a square knot with the piece that's just run out.

  • How to make a pair of hoop earrings. Woven Black Ribbon Chain Earrings - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pull the square knot into the looping-and-knotting pattern you've created around the inside of the earring loop.

  • How to make a pair of hoop earrings. Woven Black Ribbon Chain Earrings - Step 11
    Step 11

    Heat-seal the cut ends with an open flame and wrap them with the ribbon as you continue to weave and loop.

  • How to make a pair of hoop earrings. Woven Black Ribbon Chain Earrings - Step 12
    Step 12

    Once you reach the jumpring at the start of the teardrop, cut the wire (with about 1/2" to spare). Wrap the end of the ribbon around the jumpring a few times, and then trim the end and heat-seal it.

  • How to make a pair of hoop earrings. Woven Black Ribbon Chain Earrings - Step 13
    Step 13

    Wrap the ends of the wire around the ribbon ends so nothing gets loose.

  • How to make a pair of hoop earrings. Woven Black Ribbon Chain Earrings - Step 14
    Step 14

    Repeat steps 3) - 8) for the other earring chain piece.

  • How to make a pair of hoop earrings. Woven Black Ribbon Chain Earrings - Step 15
    Step 15

    Attach a jumpring and a french hook to the top of each chain piece.

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Hester
Hester · Nederland, Colorado, US · 26 projects
aaarg don't get step 5/6! i like them sooo
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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects
Hi Allie D.!
Thanks for your comments, and sorry it's taken me awhile to get back to you.
As for the length of craft wire, I think it heavily depends on the type and size of chain you are using, and how big you make the loops of chain. For mine, I used about 6.5" for the main piece, and 1.5" for the extra at the ends that I coiled around each other at the top. I think just measure your chains and add about an inch and a half for the extra, and it should be fine!
Have fun making them!
xoxo
Carly
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Allie D.
Allie D.
These are lovely! I just have one question.

Could you give an estimate on the length of craft wire that might be needed for this project? I'd like to make them with as high-end materials as possible -- they deserve it! -- and I'd like to minimize scraps of leftover wire.

If you're done with the project and don't feel comfortable estimating, I understand.

Either way, these are a great pair of earrings and I appreciate that you shared them with us!
Allie
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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects
Thank you, ladies! I'm so glad you like!Happy
xoxox
Carly
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Ginger D.
Ginger D.
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE!!!!
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Kylie C.
Kylie C. · 1 project
So cute!
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Nancy!
Nancy! · Shawinigan, Quebec, CA · 64 projects
very pretty! Happy <3
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Ms. Nikell
Ms. Nikell · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 52 projects
These are really cute. Maybe I'll make these today. I've been pondering my next project.
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