Simple Lightweight Earrings - Jewellery Making Tutorial |

Simple Lightweight Earrings - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Simple Lightweight Earrings - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Joanne

Difficulty: Beginner


As with a lot of Handmade Jewellery Makers, Joanne likes her jewellery to be a little different. Here she shows us how easy it is to make a pretty lightweight pair of earrings using Gunmetal findings instead of the usual silver or gold. Feel free to change the colours of the findings and beads and find your own favourite Filigree Pendant to make them uniquely yours!

Do you love them as much as we do? Are you ready to make your own? Let's Get Creative!

You can add all the items you need for the bracelet 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 Used List':

TIP: Before you begin, straighten your eyepins (despite best efforts, they are often not straight).

We believe that jewellery should be as individual as you are and so 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 creative imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery?

Designed by Joanne - April 2022

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Once you have straightened your eyepins, thread them with the following:

1 x 3mm bead, 1 x Bead Cap, 1 x 6mm bead, 1 x bead cap and 1 x 3mm bead.

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Using Cutters, trim the headpin to leave a working length of approx. 10mm above the 3mm bead.

Using round nose pliers, turn a loop with the remaining 10mm.

New beaders can find an excellent video tutorial on how to do this HERE.

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Step 3

Using a jumpring, attach your filigree pendant to one of the eye on the eyepin.

New beaders can find an excellent video tutorial on how to do this HERE.

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Step 4

Using a second jumpring, attach an earwire to the other eye of the eyepin.

repeat all steps to make a second earring.

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How quick and easy was that?? We hope you enjoyed making them and that it has inspired you to make more with your own bead choices.

We would love to see your creations! Why now join our group Beads Direct & Friends?

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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