Simple Spike Earrings

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A couple of posts ago, I made the Simple Spike Necklace and decide that I had to have a great pair of earrings to go with it.  If you have never made earrings before or any type of jewelry, don’t be intimidated.  Jewelry making is very simple as long as you have the right tools.  If fact, most jewelry making doesn’t require a lot of tools which is great.  Like anything, jewelry making just takes a little bit of time to get the hang of.  I taught myself jewelry making before it became popular and before there were a lot of books out there.  I just started playing around with the beads and wire, and I haven’t been able to stop since.

Here’s what you need for this project:

  • Small Gold Chain (I purchased mine from Michaels.)
  • 2 Earring Wires
  • Spikes (Mine are from M&J Trimming)
  • Round Needle Nose Pliers

Step #1:

Start by cutting 2 chains 1.5″ long.

spike trim

Step #2: 

Take the spike fringe and open up the jump ring that is attached to the chain.  If you don’t have the spike fringe from M&J Trimming, purchase spikes like these from Etsy.  Attach a jump ring to a spike.  Then connect this to the chain.

putting spikes on chain

Step #3:

Attach a spike to the end of the chain.  Then attach a spike to every other opening on the chain.  I used a total of 10 spikes on each chain.

opened ear wire

Step #4:

Open up the bottom of the ear wire.

attaching spikes to earring wire


Step #5:

Attach the chain and close the ear wire.

finished earrings

It’s that simple.  Now you have a pair of really cool, modern spike earrings!  Enjoy!

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  1. says

    Nice design! I will try to make one for my younger sister. I have made some good earrings about a month before and sale them on shopping sites.

  2. says

    I saw some spike earring in a store, but I couldn’t figure out how to make something similar. Yours have totally inspired me.

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