ECT TV Episode 39: Ombre Bead Dangle Earrings

ECT TV Episode 39:  Ombre Jump Ring Earrings

In this episode we’ll make a pair of earrings to match the necklace we made in Episode 39.  Click here for the Ombre Bead Dangle Necklace tutorial.

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Here’s the tutorial in photos:

ECT TV Episode 39:  Ombre Bead Dangle Earrings

Tools and Materials:

  • Beads.  I used 5 beads for each earring for a total of 10 beads
  • Headpins for each bead
  • 7mm jump rings.  One for each bead dangle and 2 more in between each bead dangle plus one more for each earring.  I used a total of 28 jump rings.
  • Chain
  • Earring wires
  • Wire cutters
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Bent nose pliers

Step #1

ECT TV Episode 39:  Ombre Bead Dangle Earrings

Make all of the beads into bead dangles.  Click here for instructions (or of course watch this episode.)

Step #2

ECT TV Episode 39:  Ombre Bead Dangle Earrings

Add a jump ring to each bead dangle.  If you need help opening jump rings, click here.

Step #3

Also make sure that all the jump rings you’ll be using are closed properly because they don’t always come that way.  I used 2 jump rings in between each bead dangle.

Step #4

Cut 2 pieces of chain.  It doesn’t matter so much how long the chain is as long as they’re the same, but about 3 inches works great.  You can experiment to get a length you like.

Step #5

ECT TV Episode 39:  Ombre Bead Dangle Earrings

Add a jump ring to one end of the chain.  This will hold all of your bead dangles and jump rings on the chain.

Step #6

Arrange your bead dangles in the order you would like them on your earrings.

Step #7

ECT TV Episode 39:  Ombre Bead Dangle Earrings

Thread the chain through the jump ring on a bead dangle.

Step #8

ECT TV Episode 39:  Ombre Bead Dangle Earrings

Slide on 2 closed jump rings.

Step #9

ECT TV Episode 39:  Ombre Bead Dangle Earrings

Continue adding a bead dangle and 2 jump rings.  I like to have bead dangles on each end.

Step #10

ECT TV Episode 39:  Ombre Bead Dangle Earrings

Very carefully open the jump ring on the end of the chain.

Step #11

ECT TV Episode 39:  Ombre Bead Dangle Earrings

Add the other end of the chain in the jump ring and a earring wire.

Step #12

ECT TV Episode 39:  Ombre Bead Dangle Earrings

Close the jump ring and repeat to make the second earring.

ECT TV Episode 39:  Ombre Bead Dangle Earrings

Okay your turn to share!

#1  Are you making these earrings?  Comment below!  (If you don’t see “reply” below, scroll up by the title of this post and click on the conversation bubble and it will open.)

What colors will you use?

Are you going to make any changes?

Or do you have any questions?

#2  Share what you made!  Come back and upload a photo in the comments and share your creation!

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