Make a pair of delicate bead cluster hoop earrings using just wire and beads. We’ll show you how to wrap the hoops with wire and add the pearls and crystals to make a cluster of beads. These are gorgeous and they are easy to make!
Here’s a video we made showing every step to make your own Delicate Bead Cluster Hoop Earrings. In the video, we show you how to start the wire wrapping on the hoop earrings, how to add the beads alternating between pearls and crystals, and we show you how to finish the wraps. Watch it to see how easy these are to make. Then get your beads out and make a pair along with us!
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How Make These Delicate Bead Cluster Hoop Earrings
1. To get started, cut a piece of the 26-gauge wire about 10″ long. Hold the end of the wire against the wire hoop at about the 4 o’clock position on the hoop. Keep the wire in place with your thumb and finger, then take the end of the wire with your other hand and pull it around to wrap the hoop once. Repeat to pull the wire around the hoop six times.
2. If your wraps have gaps between them, push the wraps together with your fingers or fingernails.
3. Slide three of the crystal beads onto the wire. We chose a freshwater pearl, a peach crystal bead, and a freshwater pearl.
4. Slide the beads down to the wraps on the earring hoop, then wrap the wire and beads around the hoop one time.
5. Next, wrap the wire around one more time after the last bead.
6. Slide three more beads onto the wire.
7. Wrap the beaded wire around the hoop. Then wrap the wire around one more time.
8. Continue adding beads and wrapping the wire around the hoop until you have six sets of three beads per set wrapped around the hoop.
9. Finish by wrapping the end of the wire around the hoop six times.
10. Push the wire wraps together.
11. Then trim the end of the wire with your wire cutters.
12. You could wear this earring now just as it is, but we decided to make it into a hoop and then attach the hook to an earring wire. We like how much movement it has dangling on an earring wire. To turn the earring hoop into a closed hoop, grasp the straight end with the round-nose pliers and twist to make an open loop or hook shape.
13. Open the loop on the other end slightly using the round-nose pliers.
14. Hook the two ends together.
15. Then close each loop using the round-nose pliers.
16. Slide the fish hook earring wire through one of the loops.
17. Then press the earring hook closed with the pliers. Repeat to make a second earring.
How lovely did those beaded hoop earrings turn out?! We think the pearls and crystals are great for dress up but also look perfect with jeans. You can substitute any little beads you have for the pearls and crystals. They would look stunning with black gems clustered along the bottom. Or maybe a blend of turquoise and aqua crystals. So many options! Let us know if you make them!
Jennifer and Kitty