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Bead Earrings – super quick method

Drop earrings are really easy to make and you do not need jewellery making experience or training. These bead earrings are delightful, light and can be made in under 10 minutes. You can easily make matching earrings and bracelet. If you would like to make a set see my other post with full instructions for making the gorgeous bracelet to match.

Earrings to make

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For Earrings You will Need:

Earring hooks and pins (basic jewellery supplies)

Beads of your choice

Round nosed pliers

Pliers

If you are starting from scratch I recommend a starter kit like the ones below from Amazon.

Jewellery Making Kit AmazonJewellery making kit 2

Earring making equipment

 

Earrings Step 1:

The first step is to design your ‘drop’ using your beads. This is best done on your pin so that you can assess the length of your design as you go along. You must leave enough pin without beads on it to form a loop. This is how you will hang the drop from the earring fitting.

Earring layout

 

Earrings Step 2:

The final step is to complete the drop and attach it to the earring hook. Use the round nose pliers to form a loop on the end of the pin. This will not be completely closed yet because you still have to attach it to the earring hook .

Forming loop

Attach the earring hook to the newly formed hoop by feeding it onto the wire and closing the loop using your pliers. Your earring is now complete! Repeat this process for a matching pair.

Completed earrings

 

Alternatives to Earrings:

So, how quick was that? It was definitely less than 10 minutes! You can make loads of these drops really quickly. Here are a few I made to use as charms on bracelets or keyrings.

Drop examples

 

You can make many of these and make your own charm bracelet. Here is one I made using lots of drops. You could buy a bracelet to attach them to or make your own if you have the components.Charm bracelet

So, now you can make loads of these earrings for gifts, perhaps with a matching bracelet. Let me know how you get on with your earrings in the comments section below.

Try these other tutorials to help you keep crafting and produce gorgeous items:

Bracelets to make in under 30 minutes

Fabulous Flowers made from magazine pages

How to make seed paper

Tried and tested Fabric Flower Tutorials

Remember to pin this tutorial in Pinterest for later.

Earrings

 

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