This is a beginning wire wrap tutorial for some super cute Swarovski cube leverback earrings. Time to make is about 10 minutes, especially if you have made wire loops before. I made these earrings because I don’t see too many cube shapes out there. Geometric jewelry is really trendy now, but people tend to gravitate towards triangles, circles, etc. So I wanted to give the good, honest square/cube a chance to shine! These earrings are elegant looking, but with a modern aesthetic.
You’ll need a very simple list of materials to create these earrings: round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, bent nose pliers, wire cutters, two 2 inch 24 gauge silver plated headpins, two 8 by 8 mm amethyst Swarovski cubes, two 8 by 8 mm silver plated squaredelles with clear crystals, two 6 mm clear Swarovski spacers, and 2 silver plated leverbacks.
The most difficult part of this tutorial is making the wire loop. If you aren’t familiar with how to do it, no worries! This is a great tutorial for figuring it out, and it gets easier and easier every time you make one. If you are having difficulty making the wire twist look nice, you may want to start off with a thicker gauge headpin wire. This will make it easier to make an earring without too many twists to it, and you won’t need quite as much of a delicate touch to get the loop and twists looking right.
One final tip: if you want the earrings to really look their best, glue together the Swarovski cube and the silver crystal squaredelle. This will keep the parts from moving around and the edges getting out of balance with each other. If you can make really tight wraps this is unnecessary, but if you want to be sure that the pieces won’t move, a little E6000 will go a long way!