29 Apr


Who doesn’t love a simple pair of earrings that can be worn with any outfit! I had pinned one such earring on Pinterest a while back and got a great response, so I thought I will show you how to recreate your own version. It is a heart-shaped earring that can be just squeezed/clipped on your ear. I have shown the steps in detail here but it is super easy and quick to make. So let’s get started!

You’ll Need:

  • Gold 0.64 mm Jewelry Wire
  • Jewelry Pliers (Round Nose will work best)
  • Jewelry Wire Cutter


Step 1: Cut a 15 cm piece of the gold wire.

Step 2: By slightly folding the wire piece in half, find the mid point on the piece.

Step 3: Hold half of the wire with one hand. Then place the pliers tip at the mid point of the wire and twist it towards yourself to make the dip portion of the heart. It should end up looking like the second image in Step 3.

Step 4: Make the first curve of the heart on one side of the dip using the pliers.

Step 5: Holding onto the curved portion made in Step 4, make the second curve of the heart on the other side of the dip. The top part of one heart is done!

Step 6: While holding the criss-crossed wire ends with one hand, slightly squeeze the heart shape side with the other hand. Keep pressing until the heart is the size you want.

Step 7: Once you have the heart in the size you want, hold tightly on the criss-crossed wire ends and twist the heart three times either towards or away from you.

Step 8: While holding on the heart you made, bend the first wire end inwards to make one of the curves for the new heart. It should now look like the second image in Step 8.

Step 9: Repeat Step 8 on the second loose wire end to make the second curve on the new heart.

Step 10: With your wire cutter, trim the access loose wire leaving just a short criss-crossed portion.

Step 11: Place the pliers at the very tip of one of the wire ends and twist it to make a small spiral shape. This way the ends won’t hurt the ear when wearing and it also creates a more decorative heart shape. Repeat the same on the other wire end.

Step 12: Now that both the hearts are made, hold one heart firmly in one hand and bend both towards yourself so that it curves along the three twists made in Step 7. It should now look like a clip that you can easily slide on your ear. If you need to bend it further, press it between your thumb and finger gently. Make sure not to make the curve very sharp because you want space for your ears between the two hearts.

There you have your own version of the heart-shaped clip-on earrings or ear cuffs! To wear, just place your ear between the two hearts and squeeze it to adjust. You want it to sit tight enough on your ear so that it doesn’t keep falling off. These are great because you can either wear facing the regular heart shape or the decorative heart shape.

I hope you enjoyed this DIY! I would love to see if you give this a try. You can try out different shapes and designs instead of a heart. It is the first one that takes longer but after the first one, you can create several within minutes. Keep up with what’s next on Facebook & Pinterest. Until next time, stay HIGH on DIY!

All images by HIGHonDIY. Thanks to my brother for being the photographer for this DIY!

18 Comments on “high on CLIP-ON HEART EARRING diy”

  1. Remona October 26, 2014 at 11:47 PM #

    Is .64 mm wire 14 or gauge? Your earrings appear to be a much lighter gauge. Love them but when I tried them in 16 gauge they looked much bulkier than yours.

  2. Zen August 24, 2014 at 1:59 PM #

    Nice! Wondering how you manage to take photos of your tutorials when the step involves both hands? 🙂

  3. Linda Borza August 18, 2013 at 1:39 PM #

    Thanks for the detailed instructions and photo. This will be fun to make!

    • HIGHonDIY September 9, 2013 at 3:35 PM #

      You are welcome, hope you had fun creating them!

  4. Ernesta May 19, 2013 at 4:31 AM #

    They’re perfect! Great idea… and it seems to be super easy to make something like that, now that I wonder, possibilities of a shape are endless! Thumbs up for an amazing post!!

    • HIGHonDIY May 19, 2013 at 12:17 PM #

      Thank you! I agree, you can come up with all sorts of designs 🙂

  5. Lisa May 6, 2013 at 2:57 PM #

    Cool idea, they’re so cute! I don’t have my ears pierced so this perfect!

    • HIGHonDIY May 19, 2013 at 12:09 PM #

      Thanks Lisa!

  6. Lisa M May 5, 2013 at 8:01 PM #

    What a great idea! I’m going to try this for my daughter!

    • HIGHonDIY May 5, 2013 at 10:49 PM #

      Thanks Lisa! I would love to see your version : )

  7. Meghan April 30, 2013 at 7:29 AM #

    This is so awesome love it!

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    • HIGHonDIY April 30, 2013 at 9:35 PM #

      Thanks Meghan!

  8. Ruth April 30, 2013 at 6:23 AM #

    ‘Simple’ amazing!!!!

    • HIGHonDIY April 30, 2013 at 9:35 PM #

      Thanks for stopping by Ruth!

  9. Erin @ Thanks, I Made It April 29, 2013 at 6:03 PM #

    How cute! This is a really original wire jewelry diy!

    • HIGHonDIY April 30, 2013 at 9:34 PM #

      Thanks Erin!

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