Making your own earrings is a fun, artsy project which can be completed in minutes. They make a wonderful homemade gift for your female friends and family members – or you can just keep them for yourself!
This article will show you some easy methods for making dangly beaded earrings, hoop earrings and studs, along with some unique ideas using household materials. Just see Step 1 below to get started.
Gather your materials.
To make these beaded earrings you will need: two headpins, a round-nosed pliers, two French hook earwires and a selection of beads – they can be pearl, crystal, plastic or glass – it’s a matter of personal preference.
Thread some beads onto the headpin.
How many you fit on each headpin will depend on how large the beads are and how long you want your earrings to be. Experiment with different colors and bead sizes to find a style you like.
Cut the headpin to size.
To shorten the length of the earring, use your pliers to cut the end of the headpin. Just make sure to leave a centimeter between the last bead and the end of the wire.
Curl the top of the headpin.
Take your round-nosed pliers and use it to curl the top of the headpin, until it forms a complete loop.Attach the French hook earwire. Take one of the French hook earwires and use your pliers to open the hook on the end.
Slip the open hook through the loop you made on the end of the headpin.
Tighten the hook.
Close the open hook using your pliers. Make it nice and tight so the earrings won’t fall apart.Repeat the process to make the second earring. Enjoy your new earrings!