Have you seen those adorable beaded earrings?
Then we can agree on two things, they are super adorable and they look easy to make.
And to some extent you are right, they are easy to make and with little additional effort, you can make them even more beautiful.
However, there is a little craft involved, and without a concrete guide, you can lose your way.
And nobody wants that, right?
This will demotivate you and eventually, you will quit.
So here is a blog, a detailed guide to be precise, this guide will act as your entry ticket to the world of beaded earrings.
What are beaded earrings?
I think the name itself is enough to define what beaded earrings are.
But to give you an idea, beaded earrings are earrings that have decorative beads on them.
There can be an additional decoration like a charm or something, but the core is that there should be beads arranged in some manner.
The size of the beads, the base metal, and the type of earrings, all these factors depend upon the taste of the person.
You can make beaded earrings with just one bead like bead stud earrings or you can make earrings with tons of beautiful beads, it depends on your creativity and taste.
Pros of making beaded earrings at home
Now that you know what beaded earrings are, let’s look into some pros and cons of making beaded earrings at home.
First coming to the pros.
Easy to make
Beaded earrings are very easy to make and they can be your gateway to wire craft. You can make beautiful earrings for a fraction of the effort and can be proud of yourself.
Don’t need any fancy tools
All the tools that you need to make wire earrings are present in your garage. No heavy-duty machine, no fancy machine, nothing. All you need is some basic pliers and a bit of creativity.
Once you understand the basics of making wire earrings then you can switch your style however you want to.
There are lots of beautiful designs that you can make and it all starts with just mastering the basics.
You can add a charm or can totally alter the design, it all depends upon you.
Are good as a gift as well
Want to give your loved ones an earring that they will hold for their life?
Then making something handmade like a beaded earring is perfect for you. They are affordable and adorable plus they will have a greater emotional value.
After all, you made them with your own hands.
Makes sense right?
These were some pros of making your handmade bead earrings.
Cons of making handmade beaded earrings
Beaded earrings have some cons as well.
The color fades with time
The color of beads fades over time and then they don’t look as adorable.
And the bad thing is there is nothing you can do about it.
Making beaded earrings can cause injury
Now this will only happen when you handle things carelessly. You will be using wire and pliers and there are chances of you getting hurt.
Therefore, be very careful while making them. You can wear safety gloves too.
These were some cons of beaded earrings.
Now that you know the pros of cons of beaded earrings, should you make them at home?
Yes, you definitely should make them at home just be careful and things will turn out well.
How to make beaded earrings – Step-by-step guide for beginners
Now let’s start making these adorable babies.
Let’s first start with the tools that you will be needing to make beaded earrings.
Tools needed to make beaded earrings.
- Endpins or headpins.
- Colored beads.
- Spacers with a smaller hole than your beads.
- Round nose pliers.
- Wire cutter.
- Earrings hooks.
These are the things that you will need.
Gather them and arrange them in your workspace so that you don’t have to run every time to get things.
The procedure of making beaded earrings at home
Now let’s begin with the process.
- Take your endpin and put a spacer in it, then add a bead then again a spacer and continue doing this till you are left with just 6mm to 1 cm of space. Here you can experiment with all you want, add beads in color combinations, try different combos, and settle on the one that feels right but make sure to add spacers between beads as it provides stability and also gives the earrings a neater look.
- Now take your round nose plier and bend the remaining headpin at a 90-degree angle.
- Now add your earring hook to the bent end.
- Now completely close the end of the headpin by making a loop.
- Repeat this process to make another earring.
And that’s it!
You have a beautiful pair of handmade bead earrings.
They are really simple to make, give them a shot.
How to add charm to your beaded earrings?
Now let’s move one step further.
Let’s make beaded earrings with a charm, sounds fun right?
Don’t worry it is as easy as making simple beaded earrings.
So pick up your favorite charm and grab your tools.
Things needed to make beaded earrings with charm
- An eye pin.
- Round nose pilar.
- Wire cutter.
- Beads of choice.
- The charm of choice.
Procedure to make beaded earrings with charm
- Take your eye pin and slightly open its loop with the help of a round nose plier.
- Now insert your charm into that loop and close it.
- Now from the other end start adding your spacers and beads simultaneously.
- In the end, close the end of the eye pin and attach your earring hooks.
- Repeat this process twice to make a pair of beautiful beaded earrings with charm.
And there you have it.
Your beaded earrings are ready. It was easy to add a charm right?
Just like this, you can make hundreds of designs, you just need to master the basics.
And that’s it.
This was all you need to know to start making your own beaded earrings.
Your perfect gift is ready however you can make one for yourself as well or you can even start a beaded earrings business.
There is a demand for handmade jewelry and you can fulfill that.
Whatever the reason be, you now know how to make beaded earrings and you gained an entry ticket to wire craft as well.