Mobius Earrings

My adventures in chainmaille continue, although not as smoothly as I would like. Last month I ordered some supplies from Art Beads with the intention of making several pairs of earrings from instructions on Marilyn Gardiner’s website. Unfortunately, a lot of the rings turned out to be the wrong size. I don’t yet grok how interior, exterior and wire size all work together. (And Art Beads doesn’t list all the sizes the same for every item…)

Mobius Earrings

Mobius Earrings

Anyway, I still managed to end up with these very pretty earrings.

The pattern is a slightly modified version of her Mobius Flower earrings. I used silver-filled rings (which actually means a brass core covered in 925/10 silver) and sterling silver hooks. The new pliers I got for Christmas made putting these together so much easier than putting together the bracelet from the other month. With the supplies I have on hand, I should be able to make one more pair, and maybe a couple of other pairs of earrings. And then, well, it might be time to buy some more supplies.

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6 Responses to Mobius Earrings

  1. Annette says:

    Very nice! I still have some chainmaille supplies from last year that should be another bracelet…. I need to pull them out!

    (Blue Buddha Boutique has a great reference page for ring sizes and such: )

  2. Joanne P says:

    Nice earrings, how heavy are they to wear?

  3. Gracie says:

    wow, very nice…

  4. Blu says:

    Those are amazing!

  5. Terri says:

    Love the earrings!!

  6. wendy says:

    fabulous earrings. I know that gauge and inner diameter are important, though it would take me many years of chain mailling to be able to figure out the ratios for myself! I bought myself a Gizmo – a wire winding tool, it was only about £8 and it comes with 6 or 8 rods. I can make my own jump rings that way so can use whatever gauge wire they state, and all I have to do is measure the rods to find the correct ID. I have a chain maille book which has a handy page which shows an outline of each of the rings in each gauge and ID so you can put a jump ring on the picture and find out its size