With Christmas right around the corner there are so many reasons you may be interested in learning to knit your own earrings. You may be interested in making handmade jewelry for yourself or to give as a gift. It is hard to say what might be more fun, wearing your project yourself or seeing how it looks on someone else. Whatever your decision may be, you will be pleased with how easy knitting jewelry yourself, can be.
When working with wire, you will find that the very first choice you will make is to determine the gauge of the wire you will work with. The gauge is how thick the wire will be. The higher the gauge, the thinner the wire is. Thinner wire will be easier to manipulate but will snap easier also. You will have to determine what will work best for your project. For these I usually use 28 gauge silver wire.
At the end loop of an earring hook, loop eight 2-inch lengths of the silver wire. Select a few predrilled stones or beads.
Using smaller plastic hooks will work best for making wire jewelry.
Weave the strands together for three rows to start with.
Then add in a bead or stone on alternating strands every few rows until you have the desired effect.
Tie off your earring with another triple row stitch.
To make it look more fancy, you can end each 2 strands by bending the end of the wires in opposite directions around another bead or stone so that it dandles farther down.
By experimenting with your stones and the size of your stitches, you can make all kinds of different patterns and styles.