If you’re like me when the end of October rolls around, you’re always looking for an easy last-minute DIY Halloween costume idea. These wire spider web earrings are a great way to be festive without having to spend a lot of time or money coming up with something to wear. Plus, if you’re kooky like me, you can probably get away with wearing these fun earrings at other times besides Halloween ;)
These earrings are a lot like the spider webs we used to make as kids, using popsicle sticks and string. Did you make those too??
Check out this video and let me know what you think – if you’d like to see more fun stuff like this, leave a comment below or give me a ‘thumbs up’ on YouTube. If you prefer I stick to the more ‘traditional’ jewelry tutorials I usually do, let me know that with a comment or a ‘thumbs down’. And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel if you haven’t yet so that you’ll never miss a tutorial. Can’t wait to hear what you think!
You’ll find a complete list of tools and supplies below the video. If for any reason you can’t see the embedded video you can always click here to watch it on YouTube >> DIY Spider Web Earrings Halloween Tutorial <<
DIY Spider Web Earrings
TOOLS + SUPPLIES:
• nylon jaw chain nose pliers
• round nose pliers
• chain nose pliers
• flush cutters
• 22 gauge (.6 mm) German Style Wire (or other half-hard round jewelry wire)
• 26 gauge (.4 mm) German Style Wire (or other round jewelry wire*)
*It’s ok to use craft wire (Artistic Wire or Zebra Wire), or other dead soft wire for the 26 gauge wire since it doesn’t have to be structural. Craft wire comes in tons of great colors that might be fun to play with!
You will definitely want to use half hard or medium temper wire for the base spokes however, so they will hold their shape.
WIRE WRAPPING WORKSHOP:
I currently have 2 online wire wrapping workshops:
Wire Wrapping Crash Course: A free ‘lite’ version that covers the very basics and will get you making basic wire wrapped chains in 3 short video lessons (30 minutes spread out over a week). You can sign up here.
Wire Wrapping for Beginners: An in-depth 3 hour video course with instant access to over 40 video lessons. We’ll start at the very beginning and then move far beyond those basics, including 12+ finished jewelry projects (necklaces, earrings, and bracelets) to get you wire wrapping like a pro.
Students are loving this class! You can find out more and join us here.