When it comes to making jewelry the little things – jump rings, hooks, closure, etc, are really important. Especially when you are making earrings for yourself, you must know how to make earring hooks first. You might not be able to complete your jewelry project if you fall short of any of these things.
But unfortunately most of the tutorials on how to make earrings don’t tell how to make earring hooks, so here we shared a simple DIY earring hooks tutorial for you guys.
Let’s begin with the DIY earring hook tutorial – one of the basic jewelry findings! Check the list for supplies and instructions to make them by yourself.
How to make Earring Hooks
- Craft wire – 18 gauge
- Craft pliers – cutting, looping and flat nose
Hold the wire from an end without cutting it from the bundle and create a small loop at the end. Use flat-nose pliers to bend the wire to 90 degrees or less below the loop.
Use large flat nose pliers to create a half loop or half circle bend. After making the half-loop keep the wire 2.5 cm straight and then cut the wire from the bundle.
Press the open end of the wire inside towards the bottom part.
Again use flat nose pliers to slightly bend the bottom half part of the open end. You can also Insert a small bead at the bottom straight part of the hook but it’s better to insert the bead before bending the wire.
Now you can make your own earring hooks and of course earrings as well. Keep in touch to find out our DIY jewelry projects!