Today is the first day of Earrings Every Day Month! (Held every September here at Emerging Creatively Tutorials)
So today’s episode is dedicated to earrings and is an introduction to Earrings Every Day Month if you’re participating in the free version. (You can click here to learn about the premium version, Earrings eCourse)
In this episode you’ll learn what tools, materials and findings are important for making earrings.
Watch the video episode:
I wrote a big post about getting ready for Earrings Every Day Month that covers what’s in this episode a few days ago. It’s also a great introduction to what you need to make earrings any day. Click here for that post if you prefer reading.
Here are some of the links I mention in this episode:
Bead Dangle Earrings Step-by-Step:
- Beads *
- 2 Headpins – 2″ 20 gauge (or whatever you have)
- 2 Earring wires (or see link above to learn how to make your own)
- Round nose pliers
- Chain nose pliers
- Wire cutters
- Another pair of pliers – another pair of chain nose, bent nose pliers or you can use your round nose pliers
*Beads: You need 2 matching beads or more. I used the beads I noted above plus 2 seed beads on each earring. Just make sure that the beads aren’t too heavy and pull on your ears.
The easiest way to use these disc beads for earrings is to pull a stack of them between your fingers and keep them in a stack. Then slide them onto the head pin.
Obviously alternatively you can use any single bead you like (like I did in the video.)
Straighten the loop so it’s centered above the beads. I show you 2 ways to do this in the video.
Make sure the wires are straight and snug. Make sure the end is not sticking out. (I give a tip in the video on how to do that!)
I showed a few samples, but here are a few more earrings that you can use for inspiration now that you have the basic technique!
If you see this the day it goes live, you still can get in for Earrings Every Day Month!
If you would like daily earrings tutorials or want to learn more about it, click here.