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Simple Framed Charm Earrings - Jewellery making tutorial

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Simple Framed Charm Earrings - Jewellery making tutorial

Designed by: Joanne

Difficulty: Beginner


This simple project is designed to inspire you to experiment with your favourite charms and pendants. Follow the mini video to learn the best way of opening and closing a jump ring, link all your components and together and hey presto, you have  some fabulous ready to wear jewellery! Ready? Let's begin...

You can add all the items you need to your basket by clicking the box in the 'Products used' section above, or you can let your imagination run wild and choose your own materials from the links below. Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

  • Ear Wires - Lever backed are great if you are prone to losing earrings
  • Jump Rings - Always remember to make sure they are thin (or indeed thick) enough to pass through the hole of your charm/pendant
  • Charms or Pendants - You will need 2 for this project. They don't have to match! I chose matching Glamm™ Pendants
  • Earring Bases - I chose the droplet shape to accommodate my long cat charms. Other shapes and sizes are available. Please double check the pack size when adding to your basket.

Remember - 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 jewellery.

Designed by Joanne - October 2020

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Begin by adding a jump ring to an earwire:

Hold a jump ring with the split at the top and your pliers at the side. Using another set of pliers, hold the other side of the ring and twist each side away from each other (ALWAYS twist, NEVER pull outwards as this will either break or weaken the jump ring).

Put the open jump ring through the loop on the earwire and twist back until the gap in the jump ring closes.

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Step 2

Using a second jump ring, attach the earring base to the jump ring just added to the earwire.

It is important to ensure that your earring base will be facing the correct way once complete. When you are joining the two parts together, ensure both 'front sides' are facing each other.

It is also really important to ensure the jump rings are fully closed. The earring bases are quite thin and you do not want to lose any components when they are being worn.

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Step 3

Attach a third jump ring to the lower hole of the earring base.

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Step 4

Followed by three more...

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Step 5

Attach a one last jump ring to the top of your charm/pendant. and attach it to the five jump rings just added.

Repeat all steps to make a second earring and they are ready to wear ♥

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Why now join our group Beads Direct & Friends and show us how you did it your way? It's a great place to relax and unwind with a tray of beads, a cup of tea and a group of like minded people! Our Facebook Page is the ideal place to go to share with the bead and craft  community. Whether you want to chat, exchange ideas or show us your works of art....  All are welcome to join 

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