Thursday, October 2, 2014
Simple Hoop Drop Earrings - DIY Jewelry Tutorial
Simple DIY jewelry tutorial: hoop drop bead dangle earrings even a beginner can make! I had these extra bead caps I got from from The Beadmixer. I wasn't sure what to do with them until I found some large 12mm pearls and Czech glass beads I had in my bead stash. You can find all of the parts you need at The Beadmixer; I've included links to them.
Needle nose pliers
30mm head pins (about 1 1/4") in bronze
Antique bronze 35 mm hoops
Antique bronze bead caps
Step 1: Take your needle nose pliers and bend the last filigree loop out slightly so the bead will fit just at the end:
Step 2: Add your 12mm bead to the head pin, add the cap, being careful not to scratch your bead. Bend the pin almost 90º ( I just use my fingers), holding onto the filigree so the cap will not open and the bead wont slide further into the cap, take you needle nose pliers and make a loop. Then slide onto the hoop. The 30mm pin should be the perfect length for a loop just big enough to fit onto the hoop.
For more detailed photos on how to make a loop see my previous post: Jewelry Tutorial for Beginners, there is also a link to helpful videos for beginners.
Find these and other handmade earrings in my Etsy store.
For more jewelry tutorials follow my Pinerest board: DIY Jewelry Tutorials
Please let me know if you like this tutorial and other comments are welcomed here!