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How to make Beaded Toho earrings - 3 easy to follow designs

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How to make Beaded Toho earrings - 3 easy to follow designs

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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Does it have to be difficult to make nice earrings? Well no! While browsing the internet you see wonderful handmade jewellery and you probably think that it's not for you, that it's too difficult. But Rome wasn't built in a day! Start with the easier things, and before you know it you'll be creating some nice miracles. Monika will show you how to make simple earrings that will allow you to start your adventure with handicrafts. It is also a great option for busy people. 30 minutes and the earrings are ready!

Recently, I have had less time for my hobbies, so to have at least a moment to myself was great and I started to make simpler jewellery. It does not always have to be something complicated for relaxation to succeed. I only need a few moments with beads and the day seems more colourful! That's why I decided to share with you three ways to make simple earrings. Simple doesn't mean they're worse. They also look beautiful on the ears, and an additional advantage is that you will have time to do them even before you go out.

Materials needed: (To make Design 1 ONLY) 

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Design 1
Cut 9 pieces from the chain. Cut one long piece which will be in the centre of your earrings and cut a further 8 pieces of chain that measure 2 links shorter each time so that it created a graduated affect. 

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Open the base of the earring and put a chain on it alternately with silver beads. Start with a bead, then the chain. 

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Thread 10x seed beads onto a headpin. I put the same number of beads on all the pins. Make a loop at the end of the headpin using round nose pliers and close the loop onto the link in the chain.

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Put the earring base onto the earwire by slightly opening the earwire loop. Clench and you're done.

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Design 2
Attach a small jump ring onto the earring post. 

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Now we open a larger jump ring. Thread a bead onto the ring and attach/close the ring onto the smaller jump ring. 

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Open another jump ring and thread it through the bead, as shown in the image. 

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Place a second bead onto the jump ring just added and close the jump ring. 

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Continue until your desired length. My earrings look like this:

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Design 3
Cut two chains about 4cm long.

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Find the middle link in one of the chains and attach it to the loop in the earwire.

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Place 7 x Toho 8/0 seed beads on to an eyepin, cut any excess wire and create a loop at the other end using round nose pliers. Don't close the loops on the eyepin just yet. 

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Now place the other chain onto the eyepin. Connect the eyepin onto the chain with the earlier and close the loops using your pliers. 

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Attach a charm onto the middle link of the chain using a jump ring and your earrings are ready to wear. 

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We hope you enjoyed this tutorial. We would love to see your designs on our Facebook Group which is full of creative crafters and handmade enthusiasts. 

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