Ever since I was a girl, I’ve had a fascination with ear cuffs. It might be because I grew up during the infamous 1980s, but the affection for that style has lingered. I feel much the same about wire wrapping.
So, I’ve decided to start practicing. Last week, I showed you guys a quick picture of my first ear cuff:
I made it by following this tutorial –
This young woman’s a great teacher, and I had a relatively easy time following her instructions. The only reason I had difficulty is because I’m just not comfortable working with wire, yet.
Of course, I hadn’t thought to get progress pics, so I figured I’d give another tutorial a try as well. So, I figured I’d try this one from the Craftser forums. Since I’m running a little short on time today, I only did the first one, though I might try the second one later.
There wasn’t really a whole lot to it. I went from this:
|Yeah, my measurements were off, as usual. I’m sure that’ll get easier with practice.|
|Pretty and simple.|
In relatively little time.
The hardest part for me seems to be getting the sizing right. I seem to be getting the hang of the ornamental loops pretty easily, but the cuff part is still giving me issues, for some reason.
I get the feeling that’s another thing that’ll get easier with time.
I think I’ll give the more complicated tutorial a try later. Even with this one, it wouldn’t be hard to hang a couple of beads from that lower loop.
If anyone has wire wrapping or ear cuff tutorials they’d like me to try, just let me know in a comment, and I’ll give it a shot!