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How To Make Easy Earrings
Simple Beaded Earrings
Easy to make earrings are just that, easy to make! I started making earrings about seven years ago with my son to sell at craft fairs. We began with Christmas earrings. We bought miniature Christmas ornaments and ear wire. I bought a pair of jewelry pliers, bent the hook open on the earring wire, put the ornament on it, closed it with the pliers, and voila! Simple, easy to make Christmas earrings!
They sold like hotcakes at Christmas fairs for several years.
I have made some earrings out of polymer clay as well.
Then I decided to try making beaded earrings. I now sell them on my wedding site.They are easy to make and are perfect for brides, members of wedding parties and everyday living.
Items Needed To Make Beaded Earrings
You will need:
Earwires--These come in gold or silver.
2 inch headpins in gold or silver.
Rubber earring backs so the earrings do not fall off.
A big selection of beads, with a lot of colors, shapes, and sizes.
You can buy these supplies at any craft store, online, or in Wal-Mart, quite inexpensively. Michael's is a favorite place to buy them.
The most fun in making earrings is choosing which beads you will use and in what combination. You will come up with a lot of beautiful designs.
Earwires and head pins come in gold or silver. Ideally, they should both be the same color, but in some designs, you can choose to mix and match them.
Take a 2 inch head pin. Put the desired beads on the headpin in the desired pattern, leaving a small part of the headpin empty. Bend the end of the headpin into a loop and make sure it is completely closed using the pliers.
On the bottom of the earwire, there is a loop. Using the jewelry pliers, pull open the loop, place the loop on the beaded headpin through the opened loop on the earwire. Close the loop with the pliers. Your earring is completed!
Now make the other earring to match and you are through! Make another pair.