ear cuff patterns anyone?

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JessicaK@20 wrote
on Jan 12, 2009 1:25 PM

 okay, i now these have like never been in style but i looooove them! i have a huge collection and i thought it would be so cool to wear some i made. there are a designers on etsy who have some incredible ones, in fact i  just bought two from Sunnny Skies Studios. they are beautiful but require welding or soldering i think. i was hoping for something more along the lines of wire working or even bead stitching. any websites or patterns would be great. thanks everyone!

 

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on Jan 12, 2009 2:21 PM

 I agree, there are some gorgeous pieces on Etsy. I know them as 'ear vines', so I searched on Etsy for them and found these : http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=tag_title&search_query=earvines

You probably already saw these, but I am trying to help!!

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JessicaK@20 wrote
on Jan 13, 2009 2:31 PM

 thanks Erin. yeah, i've heard earvines, body cuffs, the list goes on... i don't think iv'e thought of searching earvines, i'll check out the link. thanks again!

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Kokopelli wrote
on Jan 14, 2009 2:24 AM

I found this free ear cuff pattern on the wigjig homepage:

http://www.wigjig.com/jewelry-tools/WJU/jewelry/earringsrings/cuffed/

It's very easy and versatile, but maybe not what you search for.

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Livewire wrote
on Jan 14, 2009 4:40 AM

 More patterns from wigjig:

http://www.wigjig.com/jewelry-making/loops/pg15.htm

 

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JessicaK@20 wrote
on Jan 14, 2009 11:15 AM

 thanks livewire and dagmar. i've been looking for an excuse to use my jig again! dagmar, those designs are lovley, i don't think i've ever seen a cuff that swoops over the earlobe like that, they look simple enough to try. the designs livewire sent are great as well. thanks for your help!

 

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Livewire wrote
on Jan 14, 2009 1:26 PM

 Oh, I found another one:

http://wire-sculpture.com/store/pages/jewelrypattern141.html

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popnicute wrote
on Jan 15, 2009 5:55 AM

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17498104 this one looks easy enough to do!

i think a 6 cm mandrel would do. you need to find out the circumference of a 6cm mandrell, then set up your jig at that length (x cm), take 20-18 ga wire, make a coil, place it in the middle of the two jigs, make a figure 8, and end it with another coil. i try to illustrate it a bit.

after you're done, shape it into a circle using that 6 cm mandrel. :)

i'm sure after you master a simple cuff, ideas would come. as for soldering substitution, you can use thin wire (28-26 ga) to tie up the area that supposedly soldered. dead soft would work best i'd think.

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Cirra wrote
on Mar 24, 2009 6:34 PM

 Bah!!  I make earcuffs! But I'm new to this and I have no idea how to explain it. I just bend wire. I had one on my Etsy site but it sold and I havent posted another. Ummm...  I can give it a shot. I use 24 gauge wire. About an 8 inch piece. Bend it in half, this will make your cuff. About an inch down from center, bend each side back up, it should look like a "W". I add beads here. On each side I put a cap,bead,cap. 4mm works well. Then you are going to bend the wire back down, tight against the beads. Then spiral the remaining wire up towards the beads. I then bend the cuff part around my pinky, so it actually looks like a cuff. I dangle beads off the spirals and add chain long enough to connect an earring to it. It's quite pretty. I will get my hubby to post one sometime this week on my etsy page. southernsparklies.com

I hope I explained it well enough for you to make it. Good Luck. It's really quite simple to do.

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Kathy Bloom wrote
on Jun 28, 2012 12:15 PM

My grandaughter loves them too.  I found some tutorials on YouTube.

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Gyspy Mary wrote
on Jun 28, 2012 11:22 PM

I recently "Googled" !.Wing backs( a 1940's style of Ear Cuff.1.  Ear Cuff There is a ton of Free tutorials.  A friend, uses a yellow #2 pencil to shape the wire. to bend the wire.

Play around with different Gauge fo wire.   I will have to make one and post a Picture of my Favorite.

Good Luck!

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Gyspy Mary wrote
on Jun 28, 2012 11:27 PM

Wow! you have some beautiful Pieces of Jewelry on your web site. I love your Ear Cuffs! Good tutorial too.

Thanks,

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beadinstyle wrote
on Jun 30, 2012 2:40 AM

Its probably no different from others you have found, but I liked some on Etsy by AmeliaLune. She has tutorials Smile

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Gyspy Mary wrote
on Jul 1, 2012 8:38 PM

Thanks for reminding me, I had forgotten about Amelialune Ear Cuff Tutorial. It is easy to follow too.

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