I’m not quite a jewelry lover but when it comes to making them… I love to! Though I usually wear minimal style jewelry but I love to make colorful, vibrant and festive style jewelries. Yup! I totally LOVE boho style jewelry pieces <3
Good thing I run my own handmade jewelry business now, I get to experiment with different materials and designs a lot. These beaded earrings are a try out of new year’s festive collection I’m about to launch very soon. Besides, the spring festival is near, it is celebrated in my country (Bangladesh) every year. Be it festival or not, keeping colorful, beaded hoop boho style earrings in your jewelry collection is a must!
So what are we waiting for! Read the whole article and find out how to make them.
List of supplies:
- Blank hoop earrings
- Jewelry pliers (cutting, flat nose, and looping pliers)
- Wooden beads
- Seed beads
- Headpin wire
Follow the pictures and instructions to make a pair 🙂
Take the headpin wire and insert a seed bead into it. The headpin wire I bought have pins on both ends, so I usually cut the wire into half; creating 2 headpin wires with an open end and a closed end. However, Inserting a seed bead into the headpin wire it to secure the main bead from coming out, in case it has a larger hole than the headpin. Insert a small wooden bead after inserting the seed bead. Push both beads near the headpin.
Take the beaded headpin wire and hold the open end of the wire with the looping pliers. Create a small loop adjacent to the wooden bead (the bead near the closed end).
Coil the remaining wire around the wire below the loop. Keep coiling until the wire ends.
Similarly bead more headpins, with beads at one end and a small loop at the other end. For these earrings, I’m keeping 1 large beaded wire in the middle, 2 medium beaded wires on both sides of it; and lastly, 2 small beaded wire on both sides of the medium ones. You can bead and arrange them however you want.
Take any one of the hoop earrings and use the flat nose pliers to straighten the 90 degrees bent part of the open end. You can use memory wire but I’m using the headpin wires since I have tons of them! Coil thin wire around the earring band, about 0.5 cm part adjacent to the loop.
Insert a seed bead into the hoop through its open end. Start to insert beads and wired beads (created in previous steps) into the hoop.
Once you will be done with beading the hoop, take another small piece of thin wire and coil about 0.5 cm around the hoop band. Keep the tight and adjacent to the last bead.
Follow the same steps to create the other pair.
Mix and match different colored beads for variation in each pair.
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