Sunday, January 15, 2012

DIY Loop Earrings

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Making jewelry is one of the more rewarding types of crafts because you get to make everything exactly the way you like it and then wear you get to wear it!

Here we've got some great loop earrings that are simple enough to make quickly. You can use whatever colors you want and whatever beads you love. I used pastels and an assortment of Chinese rondelle crystal beads. I bought the loops at Michael's but pretty much any round metal piece will work.


Materials:

- 2 metal loops
- 5 pairs of matching beads
- A pair of chain nose pliers
- A pair of round nose pliers
- A pair of cutters


Directions:

Step one: insert one headpin into first bead. Using round nose pliers, grasp the head pin and bend around one side of pliers (see photo). Snip head pin so there is just enough metal left to finish the loop by grasping end of metal with chain nose pliers and pushing inward to complete loop. Repeat with all other head pins/beads.



Step two: open loops of beads and place them on metal loop. Make sure you like the arrangement and then close loops again using chain nose pliers.



Step Three: Using chain nose pliers, open earring wire loops and hang metal loops on earring wires. Close earring wire loops. You're done!



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1 comment:

  1. One of the best tutorials I have seen.
    can you use the same wire for a necklace?

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