Saturday, July 4, 2015

Firework Earrings!


These Firework Earrings are so cute and festive whether you're going to a backyard barbecue, a parade, or a fireworks display...you can whip up a pair in no time at all!

Here's what you'll need:

  • Glass beads of your choice (I used red, white, and blue of various shapes and sizes)
  • 4-6 head pins (depending on how many dangles you want-photo tutorial shows earrings with three dangles per earring, video shows two dangles per earring)
  • 2 eye pins (like a head pin but with a loop instead of a nail head)
  • Jewelry tools (round nose pliers, needle nose pliers, wire cutters)
  • 2 jump rings
  • 2 french hooks


Step 1: Thread beads onto head pins/eye pins (I chose to put the "focal" bead onto the eye pin and the solid color beads onto the head pins which will later dangle down.

Step 2: For each of the head pins (that you beaded in step 1), bend a loop at the top with the round nose pliers.  Trim any excess with wire cutters.

Step 3: Repeat for remaining beaded head pins.


Step 4:  Put 2 or three dangly components onto the loop of the eye pin...you may have to pry it open a bit.

Step 5: Carefully close up eye pin loop with pliers

Step 6: With round nosed pliers, bend beaded eye pin into a loop at the top.  


Step 7: Trim excess wire if needed.

Step 8: Open up jump ring...if you can't open it with your hand, use one or two pairs of pliers to help you.

Step 9: Add beaded component and french hook and close jump ring.


Click below for a full video tutorial too!


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