Beaded Earrings

Whichever look you choose, these earrings work up so quickly, you'll want a pair in every color of the rainbow.


What You Need:

Enlarge Image Peach glass beads lend a hint of sophistication to these earrings.
  • 2--3-inch-long, .021-inch-diameter headpins
  • 4--3 mm sterling silver saucer spacer beads
  • 2--16 x 12 mm 3-sided peach glass beads
  • 2--4 mm corrugated sterling silver saucer spacer beads
  • 2--10 x 8 mm oval peach glass beads
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • 1 pair of hinged ear wires

Instructions:

1. For each earring thread beads on a headpin in the following order: 1--3 mm sterling silver saucer spacer bead 1--16 x 12 mm three-sided peach glass bead 1--4 mm corrugated saucer spacer bead 1--10 x 8 mm oval peach glass bead 1--3 mm sterling silver saucer spacer bead

2. Clip the end of the headpin to 3/8 inch and bend at a 90-degree angle.

3. Curve the end into a uniform loop using needle-nose pliers; leave a small space open to attach loop to hinged ear wire. Attach loop to wire; close loop.

What You Need:

Enlarge Image If you're a hoop-lover, you'll love this beaded design.
  • 1 pair of 1-inch (or desired size) round sterling silver beading hoops
  • 4--6 mm round sterling silver beads
  • 2--10-12 mm matching rainbow candy cane glass beads

Instructions:

1. For each earring, open the hoop and slide on one 6 mm round sterling silver bead. Slide on one rainbow candy cane glass bead and another 6 mm sterling silver bead.

What You Need:

Enlarge Image You can pair these classic earrings with just about anything!
  • 2--2-inch-long sterling silver headpins
  • 2--2 mm round sterling silver beads
  • 2--oval iridescent black glass beads
  • 2--3 mm diamond-shape clear crystal beads
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • 1 pair of medium- to heavyweight sterling silver ear wires with ball and coil

Instructions:

1. Thread beads on headpin in the following order: 1--2mm round sterling silver bead 1--oval iridescent black glass bead 1--3mm diamond-shape clear crystal bead

2. Clip end of headpin to 3/8 inch and bend at a 90-degree angle.

3. Curve end into a loop using needle-nose pliers to form a uniform circle. Leave a small space open and attach to loop on ear wire. Close circle.

4. Repeat Steps 1-3 for second earring.

What You Need:

Enlarge Image Add color and style with these danglers.
  • 2--3-inch-long sterling silver headpins
  • 4--4 mm sterling silver beaded spacer beads
  • 4--3 mm diamond-shape blue crystal bead
  • 2--6 mm diamond-shape clear crystal bead
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • 1 pair of medium-weight sterling silver ear wires with coil and 5 mm silver beaded ball

Instructions:

1. Thread beads on headpin as follows: 1--4 mm sterling silver beaded spacer bead 1--3 mm diamond-shape blue crystal bead 1--6 mm diamond-shape clear crystal bead 1--4 mm sterling silver beaded spacer bead

2. Clip end of headpin to 3/8 inch and bend at a 90-degree angle.

3. Curve end into a loop using needle-nose pliers to form a uniform circle. Leave a small space open and attach to loop underneath silver beaded ball on ear wire. Close circle.

4. Repeat Steps 1-3 for second earring.

What You Need:

Enlarge Image Delicate teardrops are perfect for a classy night out.
  • 2--2-inch-long, .021-inch-diameter headpins
  • 4--3 mm sterling silver beaded spacer beads
  • 2--10 mm teardrop pink crystal beads
  • 2--6 mm smooth sterling silver beads
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • 1 pair--4 mm sterling silver ear studs

Instructions:

1. For each earring thread beads on a headpin in the following order: 1--3 mm sterling silver beaded spacer bead 1--10 mm teardrop pink crystal 1--6 mm smooth sterling silver bead 1--3 mm sterling silver beaded spacer bead

2. Clip the end of the headpin to 3/8 inch and bend at a 90-degree angle.

3. Curve the end into a uniform loop using needle-nose pliers; leave a small space open to attach to loop below ball on post. Close the loop.

What You Need:

Enlarge Image Hemalyke tube beads will bring subtle allure to your outfit.
  • 1 pair--24-gauge sterling silver curved-back kidney ear wires
  • 2--2-inch-long, .021-inch-diameter headpins
  • 4--4 mm corrugated sterling silver saucer spacer beads
  • 2--3 mm Hemalyke (synthetic hematite) rondelle beads
  • 2--6 x 4 mm Hemalyke tube beads
  • 2--3 mm corrugated sterling silver saucer spacer beads
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle-nose pliers

Instructions:

1. For each earring thread beads on a headpin in the following order: 1--4 mm sterling silver saucer spacer bead 1--3 mm Hemalyke rondelle bead 1--4 mm sterling silver saucer spacer bead 1--6 x 4 mm Hemalyke tube bead 1--3 mm sterling silver saucer spacer beads

2. Clip the end of the headpin to 3/8 inch and bend at a 90-degree angle.

3. Curve the end into a loop using needle-nose pliers to form a uniform circle. Leave a small space open and attach loop to kidney ear wire. Close circle.

What You Need:

Enlarge Image Exotic-looking silver earrings are the look of the season.
  • 2--sterling silver jump rings
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • 2--pendants
  • 2--sterling silver post earrings

Instructions:

1. For each earring, slightly open the jump ring using needle-nose pliers.

2. Attach the teardrop pendant and post to the jump ring.

3. Close the opening in the jump ring.

What You Need:

Enlarge Image Wear these kite-shaped creations on a casual or a formal occasion.
  • 2--sterling silver headpins
  • 2--4 mm clear glass beads
  • 2--20 mm green vintage glass beads
  • 2--6 mm clear glass beads
  • 2--3 mm green glass beads
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • 1 pair--hinged sterling silver clip-on earrings

Instructions:

1. Thread beads on headpin in the following order: 1--4 mm clear glass bead 1--20 mm green vintage glass bead 1--6 mm clear glass bead 1--3 mm green glass bead

2. Clip end of headpin to 3/8 inch and bend at a 90-degree angle.

3. Curve the end into a loop using needle-nose pliers to form a uniform circle. Leave a small space open and attach to loop on front of hinged silver clip-on earring. Close circle.

4. Repeat Steps 1-3 for second earring.

What You Need:

Enlarge Image Candy cane swirls add a delightful touch to your handmade trinkets.
  • 2--3-inch-long, .021-inch-diameter sterling silver headpins
  • 4--4 mm blue glass spacer beads
  • 4--4 mm lime green glass spacer beads
  • 2 matching 10 mm cylinder shape candy cane glass beads
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • 1 pair of medium to heavyweight sterling silver ear wires with ball and coil

Instructions:

1. For each earring thread beads on a headpin in the following order: 1--4 mm blue glass spacer 1--4 mm lime green glass spacer 1--10 mm cylinder-shape candy cane glass bead 1--4 mm lime green glass spacer 1--4 mm blue glass spacer

2. Clip the end of the headpin to 3/8 inch and bend at a 90-degree angle.

3. Curve the end into a uniform loop using needle-nose pliers. Leave a small space open and attach to loop on front of ear wire. Close circle. Attach to ear wire.

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