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How to make dangling earrings – jewellery making tutorial

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How to make dangling earrings – jewellery making tutorial

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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The earrings presented in this tutorial are not difficult to make. The most time-consuming part is cutting the chains, but what you wouldn’t do for unique jewellery. So, if you have a free time, make these lovely earrings with me.

Supplies used in this project:

  • Earring bases – 39 mm round bases
  • Earring wires – 19 mm open earring wires
  • Eye pins – 30 mm eye pins, 42 pieces that make 3 packets (you may also use 20 mm pins, but I prefer cutting the pins)
  • Seamless Rounds – 2.4 mm
  • Beads – 4 mm Fire Polish - we chose 8 colours
  • Jewellery tools – long nose, cutters and flat nose pliers (to clench the stoppers)

Let’s begin! In this tutorial, I will help you with my drawings to make the instructions easy to follow. Of course, the length of the chains, combinations, colours and a type of beads are just a suggestion. Do it as you like it.

Our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery! <3

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It’s good to start with preparing the chains for one earring and put them on your table according to their sizes. This will make your work easier. I measure the chain counting the links, because due to the small differences in the length, even 1 link more makes your earring look different. Believe me. I had to destroy one while making this tutorial. So we need:

6 pieces of a chain with 4 links

12 pieces of a chain with 6 links

4 pieces of a chain with 7 links

2 pieces of a chain with 8 links

3 pieces of a chain with 9 links

3 pieces of a chain with 10 links

 2 pieces of a chain with 12 links

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Now, to the beads and eye pins. We will be connecting our chain tassels together.

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I’ve drawn a scheme that shows how to connect the following chains. It makes your work easier when you need to make two identical earrings. The 1st tassel on the left is made of a chain with 4 links – 1 Fire Polish bead – a chain of 6 links (4 – FP – 6). The last chain in each tassel has got 6 links. Take the eye pin, open the loop gently, attach the chain and close the loop. Thread in 1 FP into this eye pin. If you need, cut out the unneeded part of the wire and make a loop on which another chain will be hung.

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Connect the following chains and beads to make tassels the same way. It’s up to you how you put the colours in order. Make the colour be the main part of your work. You just need to remember to make a mirror image of the 2nd earring

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Start threading in the base with a seamless round, then thread in the 1st, the shortest chain, then a seamless round, another chain and continue adding these elements alternately. Securely close the earring base with pliers.

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Open the loop of the earring wire gently and attach the earring base to it. Close the loop – it’s done!

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The order of colours and the length of chains don’t need to be identical. I tried to explain it to you in a way that will help you to save some time, because I spend a lot of time on placing the beads in order beads and measuring everything. Due to that, maybe you will make more colourful combinations. Or maybe, you will experiment with the sizes and types of beads. We’re waiting for your versions of these earrings and look forward to seeing them on our Facebook group.

Earrings pattern by AnniDesignsllc

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