Years ago I had made some simple pearl drop earrings. The pearl beads weren’t real and over the past month I noticed the finish wearing off. Since they were so easy to make, I got some more pearl beads and made another pair. These literally take only a few minutes to make and are great for jewelry making newbies. They’re such an elegant addition to any outfit and could also make a great gift!
(You can find all these items at your preferred craft store but if craft stores scare you like they do my aunt, I’ve linked Amazon items below ?)
2 jump rings (I used 6mm but you can use smaller if you’d like)
2 headpins (I recommend 2inch long ones)
2 pearl beads (mine are 8mm size)
Jewelry pliers and wire cutter (this set is my favorite!)
Start by threading a pearl onto the headpin. Leaving a space above the bead, use your pliers to bend the headpin at a 90 degree angle.
Continue bending until it forms a loop around the pliers.
After a loop is created, twist the “tail” of the headpin around the part of the headpin above the bead (hence the need for a gap).
Once the space is filled with circling two to three times, cut off excess wire. Beware when you cut! My ends went flying halfway across the room!
Next, open your jump ring by holding it with a set of pliers in each hand. This video shows better than I can explain about how to properly open and close a jump ring.
Once you have the jump ring open, slide on the loop you made from the headpin and slide on the loop from the earring hook. Close your jump ring and you’re done!
See? So easy! You could really use any beads you wanted, not just pearls. You could also stack multiple beads on one headpin to make them longer. (Just make sure the headpin head is bigger than the bead’s hole or it won’t stay on. ?)