Ever wanted to know how to turn those extra beads of yours into super cute earrings?? Follow this super simple method and start your own earring collection!
- A pair of wire cutters
- A pair of round nosed pliers
- various beads/combinations of beads of your choice
- head pins color of your choice
- Earring wires, shapes and colors of your choice
Everything you will need can be found at your local craft store or online
Step 1: String bead of your choice onto head pin. Make sure it is at the bottom of the wire and cut the wire approximately 1 centimeter above the end of the bead:
Step 2: With round nosed pliers, curl end of wire that you have just cut with pliers onto itself to form a new "closed on itself circle:"
Just repeat with second earwire and now you have yourself a nice new pair of earrings:
Now you are saying, GEEZ that was simple...show me something more complicated for goodness sake? If you'd like to expand upon the first design and add another bead or two to your new earrings, just follow these steps:
Step 1: Follow steps in first tutorial to get your head pin secured inside your bead: Step 2: Secure another bead inside a head pin the same way, but don't close the wire circle loop all the way yet:
Step 3: Slip unclosed wire loop of second bead through closed loop of first bead:
Step 4: Close wire loop of second bead securely with round nose pliers:
Step 5: Gently open up top closed loop of first bead and slip earwire onto loop:
Step 6: Close wire loop with earwire connected securely with round nose pliers:
And now you have another pair of earrings!
This simple "wire looping" connection technique can be used in so many different way other than simple earring construction! You can connect an entire bracelet, necklace, or other chain of beads in this same mannor!
Hope you have fun!
You can find both pair of these earrings for sale in the Etsy Labs shop!