DIY Marble and Wire Earrings

4 Materials
3 Minutes

In this DIY, I’m going to show you how to make some marble and wire earrings. If you have some marbles lying around and you weren’t sure what to do with them, now you have a purpose for them. Let’s jump on in!

Tools and materials:

  • Marbles
  • Wire
  • Pliers
  • Earring hoops

DIY marble earrings

Wrap wire around the marble

Take a marble and some wire and start off by bending the tip of the wire and wrapping it around the marble. This part may be a little tricky at first, but once you get the marble in place, the rest is very easy. You’re going to keep wrapping it around until you’ve firmly secured the marble and you’re happy with how it looks. You want to wrap some wire around at the top, which will help form the neck of the earring; you can make this neck as long or short as you want. Then leave a little bit of wire sticking out at the top.

Make marble earrings

Tighten the wire

Now take the pliers and tighten the wire around the marble to further help secure it in place.

How to make marble earrings

Tuck in the short side

Then wrap around the short side of the wire so that it doesn’t poke out.

Simple marble earrings

Make a hoop

Now take the longer piece of wire and make a hoop. Once done, cut off the excess wire leaving a little piece, and wrap that piece around the neck. Repeat the whole process for the second earring.

Easy marble earrings

Attach the pendant

Now take your earring hoops and put them through the pendant.

Basic marble earrings

And here we have the final look! I love the contrast of color between the misty purple marble and the silver wire. You can, of course, go with whatever color marble you like, and if you want to make it asymmetrical, you could choose a different color for each earring. The twisted wire encapsulates the marble really nicely, and I’m really happy with how these earrings look. They only take three minutes to make, and I hope you’ll give them a go.

Suggested materials:
  • Marbles
  • Wire
  • Pliers
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  • Rebecca Rebecca on Jul 27, 2021

    Pretty! What gauge and length of wire did you use?

  • Mandy Brown Mandy Brown on Aug 27, 2021

    So pretty! Have you ever heated glass marbles then put them in cold water really quickly? They crackle inside and look amazing!

    • M T Dietz M T Dietz on Aug 28, 2021

      Those were all the rage in the 60s. We called them fried marbles.