Earring wires are just one of the many ways you can go about adding a creative handmade touch to your design. Depending upon the beads being used, your earring wire can help accentuate the style of your piece. With only some wire and a few other tools, you can create your own earring wire design. Here is a look at some great creative earring wire designs to make today.
1. Copper Hoop Earwires
Using a different metal type with your ear wires can offer new design options for your pieces. In this pair, pure copper is shaped into a small hoop wire and lightly oxidized and filed at the ends for a smooth comfort finish.
2. Oval Ear Hooks
These oval ear hooks are made with 20 gauge wire and hammered on one side flat. These wires were also tumble polished for added strength and shine. For a similar ear hook design, these wires measure at 19-20mm (¾ inch) long and 13 mm wide.
3. Elegant Ear Wires
For these elegant ear wires, use 20 gauge wire with a 1 ⅛ inch drop. Hammered on one side flat and tumbled for strength, these ear wires are a popular option with wide hoop top and elongated tip.
4. French Earring Wires
These basic french earring wires are hand forged from sterling silver wire and hammered on the side and at the tip. With a nice rustic appeal, these wires are crafted with 20 gauge wire and measured at 1 ¼ inch in length.
5. Long Brass Ear Hooks
For some added style and extra long length, do not shy away from these long brass ear hooks. Very lightweight and stylish, these are a chosen design for small charms and dangle beads. These wires are measured at 45mm in length and made with 20 gauge wire. Lightly hammer on one side and at the tip for added style and strength.
6. Swirl French Hook Ear Wires
Here is a look at the a modification to the basic french ear hook design. With an extra curve added at the base, these wires are hammered at the tip and side for strength and beauty. These are a perfect option for drop earring types.
7. Large Leaf Earring Hook
For a more creative design, these large leaf earring hooks are a perfect choice. Made with 20 to 22 gauge wire, they are measured at 1 ¼ inch length and ⅝ inch width. These are a good choice for long elegant style earrings or short drop dangle types.
8. Gunmetal Almond Earwires
These gunmetal ear wires are a great choice for the oxidized silver effect. Formed in a wide tip design, they are lightly hammered to harden and measure at 25mm or 1 inch in length. These almond earwires have the right balance of strength and beauty.
9. Pointed Eye Ear Hooks
These perfectly designed ear hooks are great for long pieces. Made with 20 gauge wire, oxidized, and polished. These are 2 inches in length and offer a great style for drop earrings that include small round gemstones or wide glass oval bead types.
10. Flattened Point Ear Wires
These pointed long ear wires are hammered on one side and rounded at the tip with smooth finish for a comfortable fit. This is a great style of wire gauges that vary from 20-22g. Length is 1 inch with a ⅜ inch width.