Learn to make these Five Minute Earrings With Black Pearls. They really take just minutes to make. And look so pretty!
We make earrings all the time. Some complicated and some super simple. We love that these simple earrings have a classic look that can look high-end paired with a little black dress or can Add just a splash of glitz to jeans and a t-shirt. And you can use this technique to make these earrings with any beads! And any number of beads! We used three, but you could make these with one bead or many. Try stacking five garnet chip beads for a completely different look! Or one single lampwork bead. So many options.
How To Make These Five Minute Earrings With Black Pearls
2 Earring hooks, silver
2 Headpins, 2”, silver
4 Green iridescent glass rondells, 3mm x 4mm
2 Black glass pearls, 10mm
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
1. Slide a rondell, a black pearl, and another rondell onto a head pin.
2. Grip the headpin wire just above the rondell with the round-nose pliers. Bend the wire over the pliers 90 degrees. Reposition the pliers, gripping the wire at the 90-degree bend. Grab the end of the wire with your fingers and wrap it around the pliers to make a partial loop, using the pliers like a mandrel. Shift the pliers again and continue wrapping the wire around the pliers to form a loop.
3. Grasp the loop flat in the jaws of the chain-nose pliers. Grab the end of the wire with your fingers and wrap it twice around the neck of the headpin. Trim the end with the wire cutters.
4. To finish your earring, open the loop at the end of an earring wire using the chain-nose pliers and the round-nose pliers. (Open the loop as you’d open a door so the loop doesn’t lose its shape.) Slide on the beaded headpin and close the earring wire loop. Repeat to make a second earring.
Aren’t these so pretty? And so fast to make!
Jennifer & Kitty