How to Make Beaded Hoop Earrings

Beaded Hoop Earrings TutorialThis tutorial is for really versatile and fun beaded hoop earrings!

I used recycled glass beads, so I only beaded about halfway so the earrings wouldn’t be so heavy.  If you’re using lightweight beads you could bead the entire hoop.

Here are the step-by-step instructions:

Beaded Hoop Earrings TutorialMaterials and Tools:

Step #1

Beaded Hoop Earrings TutorialCut 2 pieces of the 20 gauge wire to 9 inches each.

Step #2

Beaded Hoop Earrings TutorialSlide the beads on the wire.  Be mindful about how heavy the earrings will be.  The beads I used are glass, so I put 8 on each wire.  If your beads are lighter, you can obviously use more.

Step #3

Beaded Hoop Earrings TutorialMake a teardrop shape and hold the wires where they cross.  The wire ends above my thumb are about 1 1/2″ each

Step #4

Beaded Hoop Earrings Tutorial

Beaded Hoop Earrings TutorialGive the wire 2 twists while still holding the wires where they cross.

Step #5

Beaded Hoop Earrings TutorialHold one of the loose ends with your round nose pliers.  Wrap the wire around the pliers to from a loop.

Step #6

Beaded Hoop Earrings TutorialBeaded Hoop Earrings TutorialTake the loop of the round nose pliers and straighten it.  Then hold the loop with pliers and wrap 2 more times.

Step #7

Beaded Hoop Earrings TutorialBeaded Hoop Earrings TutorialCut off any excess wire making a flush cut.  Make sure the end is not poking out.

Repeat for the other earring.

Step #8Beaded Hoop Earrings TutorialBeaded Hoop Earrings TutorialOpen an earring wire and place the loop in and close the earring wire.

Step #9

Beaded Hoop EarringsRepeat for the other earring and you’re done!

Beaded Hoop Earrings


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