Supplies: Craft wire, seed beads, needle nose pliers, wire cutters, earring hooks
Time: 30-40 minutes
I’ve been sorting through my various craft storage areas lately trying to get rid of things I don’t need. My craft supplies take up a lot of space and I need to consolidate. During this drawer dig I came across an Altoid tin full of seed beads. I also have a spool of craft wire, so I immediately decided to combine the two to make earrings. They’re surprisingly easy to make and you can easily change them up to suite your fancy.
I started by cutting two pieces of wire about 5-6 inches long.
Then I bent one end of the wire into a loop to keep the beads from falling off and starting stringing seed beads. I used the unbent end to pick up the beads and held them on with my fingers.
When both pieces of wire were beaded I folded them into tear drop shapes and twisted the loose wire together.
Then I slipped earring hooks onto the wire and twisted the wire together again. I used wire cutters to trim the ends and made sure the wire was in a nice tear drop shape.
And there you go! I would really like to try a pair of these in some kind of polygon shape. I’d also like to make a pair with smaller tear drops made with different colored beads in the center. Just go nuts with these! Have fun!