Hello friends, Hope you all are doing great!! Today am posting a pair of earrings made for earrings everyday challenge.
These are the string art earrings from Peru. This style string earrings originated in the 1960s in Peru and today these styles are famous with celebrities. Though these earrings seems to be complicated , with practice one can make creative and many types of earrings.
For making these earrings we need a thick gauge wire for the outer loop and a thin floral wire to make the coil. Generally coiling Gizmos are used to make coils. We can also make homemade coiling gizmo. I made my own coiling gizmo using a thick camp ( Kambi).
For the tutorial of making your own coiling gizmo check out this video
Single strand of embroidery thread is used for winding . To learn about the earring making check out videos by artist ikologee - Peruvian thread earring tutorial
Everyday earrings inspiration picture
After seeing the picture I wanted to create an earring involving thread work. I always love the peacock feather colours. As these colours are present on the pic ( behind the mouse) I used dark blue, yellow and peacock green woolen threads. Initially I could'nt get the coils properly. The look of the earring depends on the how closely the coil is wounded. I found the winding of coils to be the difficult part. After few trials got this result. Have to practice more to create more perfect and beautiful earrings.
Your Suggestions and feedback are welcome!! Have a crafty weekend!!