Ear Sweeps (aka Ear Vines/Climbers) are so on-trend right now! You’ve probably seen them on celebrities, fashion bloggers, and in the pages of magazines. They make a big impact and give the appearance of multiple piercings without the commitment.
This DIY jewelry project is easy to make using bendable craft wire and the variations are endless! I chose to adorn my DIY earrings with metallic and pearl beads to play up the silver wire. Read below to find out how to make your own Ear Sweep DIY Earrings.
- Bendable craft wire (8 inches for each earring is plenty)
- Extra strength glue
- Small beads (5 for each earring)
- Jewelry pliers
- Post earrings with flat front
- Flat back rhinestone
Step 1: Grab the end of the wire with your pliers. Twist around 3-4 times to form a spiral.
Step 2: Using your fingers, flatten the spiral out. Make sure the spiral is large enough to cover the flat part of the post earring. If it is too small, wind around more wire.
Step 3: Glue the spiral to the post and let dry.
Step 4: Using the pliers, bend the wire at the end of the spiral in a wave shape.
Step 5: String on 3 beads and bend the wire in wave shape to hold them in place.
Step 6: String on 2 more beads and bend in to another wave.
Step 7: Cut the end of your wire leaving approximately 1 1/4 inches. Using the pliers, twist the end in a circle and flatten out with your fingers.
Step 8: Glue the rhinestone on to the post to cover up the spiral.
To wear, simply put in the earring and wrap the back spiral around your ear.
These DIY earrings can be customized in many different ways using the technique above. If you want a more streamline look, then you can string on beads instead of creating shapes with the wire. The wire is thin enough so that most beads will fit. For the pair pictured above, I chose natural beads that look like marble.
If you prefer a more minimal and subtle look, then you can use a shorter wire and fewer beads. For the above pair of earrings, I trimmed the wire down to 2 inches (after creating the spiral and gluing it to the post) and strung on some bright metallic beads. The possibilities are endless, so mix it up and have fun!