Jewelry Tutorial: Simple Beaded Earrings

Hellooo! I figured my first tutorial should be something simple and easy, but 100% functional and wearable. So, I decided on one of the easiest pairs of earrings that I’ve ever made. And here they are:

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I’m going to take you step-by-step using photos and explaining in detail each part in the process. First, make sure you’ve got all of the materials needed.

Tools:Image

You’ll need three different types of jewelry pliers (these can be purchased at any craft store such as A.C. Moore or Michael’s, but if you’re a beginner, the ones at Wal-Mart will do just fine). You’ll need a pair of flat nose pliers, a pair of round nose pliers, and a pair of wire cutting pliers.

Next, the materials that the jewelry will be made out of (all supplies can be found at any of the previously stated stores):Image

Supplies:

  • Two hook earring findings
  • Two eye pin findings
  • Two bead separating findings
  • Two large beads (I used glass pearls)
  • Four seed beads

Step One:

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Thread one seed bead onto the eye pin finding.

Step Two:

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Thread your larger bead onto the eye pin finding.

Step Three:

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Thread bead separator onto eye pin finding (the round part should cup the bead before it as shown).

Step Four: 

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Thread another seed bead onto your eye pin finding.

Step Five:

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Using your flat nose pliers, bend the extending part of your eye pin to a 90 degree angle.

Step Six:

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Using your round nose pliers, wrap the eye pin around one end so that it forms a question mark shape.

Step Seven:

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Using your wire clipping pliers, clip the excess metal off (this should be right where the wire finishes forming the circular shape formed in step six).

Step Eight:

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Slide through into the circular end of the earring finding.

Step Nine:

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Close the opening on your eye pin.

Voila! Enjoy your new, hand-made earrings!Image

Hello Brenna!

Hey, there! My name’s Brenda!

Anything run by two or more men should always, ALWAYS, have a touch of the feminine mixed in if you ask me. Otherwise, the testosterone just gets a liiittle overbearing. And so, here I am! Saving blogs from male domination one post at a time.

I’m a twenty-year-old, independent production worker in a warehouse. While I’m at work, I’m fixing machinery, making sure my co-workers are doing their jobs, keeping up with the line, and dealing with some not-so-pleasant issues daily. Did I mention that I work Mondays through Fridays (and occasionally Saturdays) from 4 or 6 p.m. doing 8-16 hour shifts? Needless to say, I’m a hard-working gal. But, my work uniform is always traded out for dresses and heels and ever-changing make-up routines. I can get as tom-boyish as they come, but love being a girly girl the most.

I’ve been an artist since I was in the fifth grade (about 10-years-old). I started out just doing simple drawings in graphite, but through my years of advanced art, crafts, and graphics classes, I’ve dipped my hands into basically every form of fine art there is. Everything from drawing, painting, sculpting, metal work, carving, fashion design, jewelry etc. and the list goes on and on. And all of those things are what my posts will be about. The how, why, the inspiration and technique, and everything in between.

Can’t wait to get started! Until then!

-BrennaImage