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Freeform Woven Swirls Ear Cuff Tutorial by sylva Freeform Woven Swirls Ear Cuff Tutorial by sylva
This is a quickie tutorial I did last year for instructables.com, but i forgot to post it here. So, here it is. :)

The only measurements on it are the ones for the cuff portion and the length of 20g wire to start with. I did that because it's supposed to be a freeform ear cuff. This is just a suggested swirl pattern. Really, the only important part is getting the cuff portion correct so it fits. The rest is all up to your imagination.

If you use this tutorial, I do have one request. If you post it online, come back to this page and post a link to your work in the comments so we can all see what you made! Pretty please!

For those of you who aren't sure how to wear ear cuffs, here are instructions for how to put one on:
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RinCrafts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oooh this looks very useful...thank you for the tutorial!
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Redhead-Mandy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!! I have been studying all the different designs trying to figure out how to start it.

The design is really pretty too.
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MARIFRIKI Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool!!!
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tthe13th Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist
O3O must get wire!
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NikkitheNinja Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I used your tutorial! I loved it, even though my wire wouldn't really cooperate. xD

Picture: [link]
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xxmizzbry Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for this tut! i just finished making mine with a bit of tweaking (:
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Arwena-320 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Nice ^^
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:iconsylva:
sylva Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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Lacrimara Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist
*______*
I'm going to try it right away
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rockhorsegeek Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
it looks beautiful :D I might try to make this ^_^
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GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Do you generally shape the wire after it's been wrapped, or just before?
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BleachMyStrawberry Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I was waiting to go to town and buy wire, so I started making simple ear cuffs out of coloured paper clips. Surprisingly, it actually worked out very well. Nice tutorial, I can't wait to try it out.
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devilkitten1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
I wonder if i can use this in combination with my wire jig? oh i'v got to try that now.
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THEGREATTITANICCHICK Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
This is lovely, how long did you cut your 28 g wire though? ^^
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Chibifrijja Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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liz-dizzi Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is perfect, and just what i needed to see in order to start making these. c:
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BowsNBears Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I found my own way of making ear cuffs a while back- but im super happy about this 8D now i can actually make a different style. xDD
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andy9 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Interface Designer
[link]
the left one XD I know, I know... bad pic
it doesnt really stay on my ear the way it supposed to unfortunately
but its still nice enough to just put somewhere haha
awesome tutorial, tried to make ear cuffs before but it didnt come out that well, it stayed on my ear though XD
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kamea81 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
So very excited that you posted this! I have tried figuring out how to do these earcuffs and they never look quite right! I can't wait to try this out!
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Misa-Nami Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
oooo I must try this (= <3
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Mortymere Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Very nice tutorial + well made = congratulations :)
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WeeFreeMrMan Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
SWEET!
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secret-refuge Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice :D
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st3rn1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for this very helpful tutorial! *____*
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OneOfManyNames Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Can't wait to try this out :)
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chaoshoshigaki Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
This is a really neat tutorial! All I need is some wire so I can try it out. x3 Thanks for sharing!
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DarkestRealms11 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student
Cool I'll have to try this! :)
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keytan Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is WONDERFUL i'm going to head to my studio and try this right now! Thank you so much!
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Not-So-Valiant Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: :heart: :heart:
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Reyorechan Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
♥¬♥
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mistress-of-fire Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank YOU! :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:
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nalivai Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
It looks fantastic. Something very rarely seen in my life. Probably haven't seen anybody wearing somthing like that.
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ChrissyNorway Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
have to try this :3
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frei76 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Thanks for sharing this tutorial! It's very useful :happybounce:
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iverie Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I have to make this. This is amazing!
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LadyAnya-chan Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
May try this.
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McJaews Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm confused... the 28g wire is thinner than the 20g?
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UshiBlue Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. Higher numbers are thinner. Like ear gauges, an 8 is much smaller than say, a 2.
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PostWaveCore Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
When I become Emperor of Earth and plunge the world into a technological dark age you will create the medallions for all my high priests.
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Pear001 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I made one! Just so lucky that the wires i needed just happen to be on my bed side table. Though there the only wires i own. I understand how they cuff works (i had a small clip one for a year before i got my fifth ear peircing) but i just cant seem fto get this one to fit on my ear! but heres a link. [link] the image is horrible cause i took it with my phone.
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sylva Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Looks cute from what I can see :)

How are you shaping the cuff? Are you making it more of a U shape or a C shape? (C shape holds better). I usually do mine by making a full circle out of it, then opening it a little bit so that the gap is about 4-5 mm wide. Hope that helps.
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Pear001 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh i wore my old one much higher on my ear and it just didnt register with me that i needed to move it lower. . . but i used the fat end of my round tiped pliers. it makes a u shape. i made a seperate one for my self with a different design to wear to school and about five people want to have one! one happens to be a complete stranger! i am so glade you submited tge toturial because i love making the cuffs.
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xxCheniDemonxx Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
i want to try this now..
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thelittlea Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, just made one. Didn't turn out quite right, but I'll try again.
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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heronfem Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Writer
So excited- I've always wanted a set of ear cuffs, as I don't have pierced ears, and now I can make them! Huzzah!
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RAND0MBLUR Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist
COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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