How to make a ridiculously simple pair of spiral earrings

These handmade spiral dangle earrings are easy to make using just just jump rings and ear wires.

Imagine it: you’re walking down the aisle of your favorite craft store and you wander upon the jewelry aisle. Looking at all the supplies and materials, you have this sudden urge to design your own jewelry.

However, you feel overwhelmed. What tools should you buy first? What supplies do you need? Do you buy wire or string? Beads or jump rings or both?

AHHHHHHHHH!

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Believe me, I know, because I’ve been that person.

But don’t worry, we’re going to ease into it. Today you are going to learn how to easily make your own earrings, a beautiful pair of simple spiral earrings, with minimal supplies and only one tool. 

Woman wearing sterling silver earrings

Ok, technically two, but it’s two of the same tool, and if you follow this blog you will see you will use two pairs of flat nose pliers over and over again.

How do you make these diy jump rings?

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The basis of the earrings are two sets up 3-ring mobius spirals. The ones shown in this tutorial use 18-gauge 7.0 mm inner diameter sterling silver jump rings and 18-gauge 4.5 mm inner diameter rings, but you could go with bigger or slightly smaller rings. 

They’re connected together with two smaller jump rings, but you could do just one to hold them together.

I personally prefer a simple fish hook ear wire, but you could go with any style that you prefer. 

It might be tough to find the jump rings at your local craft store — I highly recommend the Etsy stop CreatingUnkamen. They’re a family-owned business and super lovely. (I started my chainmaille jewelry buying supplies from them.)

How to make jump ring earrings

How to make jump ring earrings

Learn how to easily make your own earrings, a beautiful pair of simple spiral earrings, with minimal supplies and only one tool.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

Jump Rings

  • 6 large open jump rings (I use 7.0 mm inner diameter sterling silver rings)
  • 6 smaller open jump rings (I use 4.5 mm inner diameter sterling silver rings)
  • 2 small open jump rings (I use 3.5 mm inner diameter sterling silver rings)

Other materials

Instructions

  1. Make four sets of mobius spirals: 2 sets with the 7.0 jump rings and two sets with the 4.5 jump rings. Pliers with sterling silver moibus spirals
  2. Open one of the small (3.5 mm) jump ring and loop it through the larger spiral like so Hands holding pliers making jump ring jewelry
  3. Connect the smaller spiral by looping the small jump ring that is already looped through the larger spiral and loop it through it through the smaller spiral as well.
  4. Once the two loops are connected by the small jump rings use the pliers to close it up tightly. It should look like this:
  5. Take one of your ear wires and open the loop at the bottom and string it through the smaller spiral then close it. hands making jump ring earrings
  6. Repeat the steps with the remaining jump rings and tada! A pair of lovely of simple spiral earrings.

Notes

  • Want a video showing you how to make these Mobius spirals? You'll learn how in my free mini video course, Jump Ring Jewels.
  • This tutorial assumes some basic jewelry-making skills, but if you'd like a video tutorial of this and all of the other skills used in this tutorial, I recommend you register for my paid course, Metal to Masterpiece.

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A version of this post originally appeared on A Dish of Daily Life.

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3 thoughts on “How to make a ridiculously simple pair of spiral earrings”

  1. Loved this tutorial and trust me been a bit slow going here with design and writing, too with the summer time to be quite honest. So, I get it completely, but glad you shared your tutorial with us once again 🙂

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