How to Make Stud Earrings with Wire and Beads
Simple is better, right? These cute stud earrings were crafted with that idea in mind. In this step-by-step DIY Stud Earrings tutorial, you will learn how to make stud earrings that are simple yet stunning.
DIY Stud EarringsSpring has almost come to an end and it’ll be Summer in no time. I’m always in search of simple outfits and accessories for Summer outings. These cute and simple stud earrings were crafted with that idea in mind. You can craft your own pair of cute and simple stud earrings using colorful beads and wires of your choice. Summer heat can sometimes make it difficult to wear jewelry pieces and accessories so many of us try to keep it simple yet cute. And these stud earrings are perfect and they bring such a happy summer vibe with colorful beads. All you need is a pair of beads, jewelry wire, and pliers and you’re good to go. You can craft the perfect pair of cute and simple stud earrings for your summer jewelry collection. So what are we waiting for, let’s get started!
How to Make Stud Earrings
- Jewelry pliers – cutting, looping, and flat nose pliers
- Jewelry wire – 18 gauge
- Round beads – 1.5 cm or less
Step 1: Selecting MaterialsMake sure to check if you are allergic to craft wire before crafting a pair for yourself. Select 18 gauge, firm wire. Select a round bead of 1.5 cm diameter, you can select beads with a diameter less than 1.5 cm as well, but do not use beads of more than 1.5 cm diameter, the studs might not turn out comfortable to wear if any larger bead is used.
Step 2: Forming the Bead BaseUse the flat nose pliers to bend 1 cm of the wire to 90 degrees. The bent part of the wire is the base of the bead.
Step 3: Insert Bead into the BaseCarefully insert the bead into the 1 cm bent part. Keep this in mind, the size of the bent part should be close to the diameter of the bead selected for the craft. We’re using a 1 cm diameter bead, so we had to bend the wire to 1 cm.
Step 4: Wrap the Bead with WireHold the bead firmly inside the bent part of the wire with one hand and use the other hand to coil the wire around the bead nicely and tightly.
Step 5: Coil the wire Around the BeadCoil the wire around the bead 2 to 3 times. Make sure to keep the coiled wire flattened with the bead. You can see how the coiled wire looks like around the bead after coiling it 3 times.
Step 6: Bending Wire to the BacksideHold the bead and coiled wire firmly, and then bend the open end of the wire to the backside carefully. Bend the wire and draw it along the mid-line of the bead.
Step 7: Second Bend to the BacksideHold the wire on the backside and use the flat nose pliers to bend the wire to 90 degrees from the center of the bead. Draw the open end of the wire towards a straight position, opposite the bead’s position.
Step 8: Cut Extra WireMeasure the amount of length required for the backside of the stud earring and cut off the extra wire with the help of cutting pliers.
Step 9: Craft the Other PairSimilarly, use the same bead to craft the other stud earring to complete the pair.
Video Tutorial on How to Make Stud Earrings with Wire and BeadsWe also have a video tutorial on how to make stud earrings, you can check it out in case you have difficulty understanding any step.
Tips for BeginnersIf you’re a beginner in wire wrapping here are some tips to follow while you learn how to make stud earrings with wire and beads.
- For wire wrapping projects use wires that are easy to bend but for this project, it should also be sturdy.
- For this particular project, do not cut wire until you’re done wrapping the bead.
- To craft stud earrings use beads ranging from 0.5 cm to 1.5 cm but not larger than that.
- You might need to go for several attempts before crafting the perfect pair so don’t be disappointed about that.
- Always keep practicing, the more you practice the better your skills will get.
These stud earrings are one of our favorites and we really hope that you will like them too! Don’t forget to share your feedback in the comments below. Share pictures of your version of the craft with us if you do give them a try. You can share your picture with hashtag #craftaholicwitch on Instagram or Facebook or just DM your picture to us on Instagram or Facebook page.
Happy Crafting!Thank you!
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