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Making Earrings from 2 hole slider beads

Updated on November 5, 2014

Making Earrings with 2 hole slider beads can be quick and easy!

Slider Beadscan make great Earrings as well as other fine jewelry accessories. This pair of Earrings are so easy to make, in a very short amount of time! So let me show you how!

Wire wrapping is something that I am just learning but have been having a great time with! For this example, I wrapped more loose, to show better how the wire was used in the beaded design, hoping it would be easier for people to see and understand how this can be done.

Many people think that 2 hole beads are only for watch making or DYI bracelets, but you can do so much more with them!! This tutorial is to show how to make these beautiful drop earring with a little wire wrapping. There are all sorts of beads that can be used to make this same project!! With a little imagination and effort, anything is possible, and this is a great way to use up those last couple from the package!!

Let's get started, first wire, french hook and some "filler" beads as I call them. Basically, I took a piece of wire, and in this case I added a couple of beads to just add a little "touch" to the earring design, loop through one hole on one side, make and arch, then loop through the other hole and fold up onto the wire itself and wire wrap to hold in place. We used a head pin, so the other end didn't need securing. Then, grab in the middle and twist, this makes the top loop. This is also a great way to make pendants...see my other hubs on making necklaces using slider beads as well. I Ignored the other holes on the bead, we'll use those, in this example, to add some dangles to the design.

The next step is to start making the dangles, using gold head pins and adding various beads to them, we used 3-4 per dangle, make 8 dangles total by adding the beads to the headpin and then making a simple loop at the top and wrap. Then, take the slider bead casting and put a gold split ring in the hole in the corner and loop 2 pre-made dangles up with a gold bead between the two, this spaces the dangles out a bit for better hanging.

And, viola, you have a beautiful pair of earrings with very little time or money into them!

Other great tips on making earrings - 2 hole beads aren't your average bead!

In the picture above, I am displaying some other great earrings made with this type of bead style.

One, great and amazingly easy method is to simply glue a post to the back of the bead and ignore the holes all together! Most of the time, people don't notice the holes anyway, or, you could add a few dangles, like above to give them some creativity. These beads lend themselves to so many options and they are beautiful alone, however, we also carry pre-made dangles as well, in case your not fond of wire wrapping. These make things very quick and easy to "spice" a bead up in seconds! Then, off to market they go! Careful, they do sell out rather quickly.

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    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image

      MargoPArrowsmith 5 years ago

      Very talented

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love making jewelry and reall should start working on some projects again. Good information.

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California


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      WatchMovie 5 years ago

      very interesting lens, congrats!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very cool lens on an interesting topic!

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      mobileboutique lm 5 years ago

      @jenniferteacher1: Thanks! We have many project ideas on our website, although the beads may not be in stock, I leave them there for this reason. There's so much you can make with these and they are so simple to use.

      I had never thought about youtube, thanks for the suggestion! I just got started on squidoo and pintrest and thought I was doing good. I'm old :) made a necklace last night and FORGOT to take pictures of it in progress...going to have to do that one again.

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      jenniferteacher1 5 years ago

      Nice tutorial. I enjoy making jewelry, but sometimes see products at the bead market that I'm not really sure what to do with, such as the pendant/ earring pieces with multiple holes. Thanks! I look forward to more! Have you thought about linking to youtube to show clips of each step?