How to make beaded earrings. A jewellery making tutorial
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Designed by: Monika Wojdyla
We present to you a jewellery making tutorial in which Monika Wojdyła shows you how to make beaded earrings using TOHO beads. This is not just any earrings, but very feminine and glamorous ones and not so difficult to make either. If you like eye-catching jewellery – this is a perfect tutorial for you. Let’s do this!
What I like the most of the summer months is that we don’t need to wear scarves, infinity scarves and warm jackets so we can show off long earrings. But since we are beading freaks we obviously wear them even in winter, but we can’t show off their beauty in the perfect way. Now it’s time to have fun with the patterns, length and colours and in return they will attract your friends’ attention. Sit back, make coffee and make these extraordinary earrings with me. They are beautiful and they can be made in as many colourways, as many flowers you can find in a meadow.
Supplies used in this project:
- Earrings base – with 7 loops
- Earring wires – stainless steel ones
- 6/0 TOHO seed beads – Silver Lined Teal
- Open jump rings – 5 mm (you may use 6mm jump rings – it will be easier to close them and they won’t be too dense)
- Jewellery tools – 2 x flat nose pliers and a bead mat
Is everything prepared? So let’s start!
Open a jump ring with the pliers. Important, don’t pull it – use a “twisting” motion to open the jump ring.
Thread on two beads into the jump ring.
Attach the jump ring with the beads to the 1st loop of the base and close the jump ring.
Thread on two beads onto the next jump ring.
Attach the 2nd jump ring to the 1st one already attached to the base. Attach the ring between the beads of the 1st ring (marked with “X”). The new jump ring should be placed in the middle.
Thread on 1 bead onto a jump ring. We will thread on only 1 bead onto the last jump ring of each “row”.
In each following row you will add two jump rings with beads more until you have reached the middle loop. We will reduce the number of jump rings starting from the middle loop.
If there are 7 loops add:
1st row – 3 jump rings
2nd – 5 jump rings
3rd – 7 jump rings
4th – 9 jump rings
5th – 7 jump rings
6th – 5 jump rings
7th – 3 jump rings
Remember to thread on only 1 bead onto the last jump ring of each “row”.
Now, all you need to do is to attach the earring wire. Open the loop of the earring wire, attach the base. It’s done!
I hope you will like these simple DIY earrings. Give it a try and let us see the results of your work on our Facebook group.
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