Beaded Dangle Earrings

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If you love making jewelry, or you need a quick handmade gift for a loved one, or anything in between, then this post is for you! I made these as a gift and I think they are well suited as such. This is a super simple tutorial so I hope you enjoy! Please note that this blog post is written with the expectation that you already know your way around a pair of pliers.

What You’ll Need:

  • Beads
  • Fish hooks (the earring kind not the fishing kind)
  • Odds and Ends for making earrings
  • Bead wire
  • Pliers and wire cutters (jewelry grade is prefferable)
  • A clean work space

The Procedure:

Dig into your bead stash and find twelve beads to suit your earring making purposes. Lay everything out so that you have a clear idea of what your plan is.

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Take your bead wire and using the pliers create a tiny coil at the end (this is to keep the beads in place.

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Then cut the wire about an inch away from the coil (or to suit). Repeat this process eight times.

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Begin threading the beads onto the wires.

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Once you have threaded the beads onto the wire make a loop at the top to stop the bead from coming off (as depicted below).

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Set these aside and repeat the process with the other beads.

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Although I did not show it also make loops at the top of these to keep the beads from coming off.

Now slide the loop onto the earring base (that is the fancy scrawling metal bit). Then wrap the wire around itself a couple of times to secure it and then cut it.

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Repeat this with all the other beaded strands of wire.

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Add the fish hooks to the top and voila! You have successfully created your very own pair of beaded earrings.

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Glamour shots as always….

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