It was my mother-in-law’s birthday this past Saturday and while we were out celebrating The Hubby’s birthday last week, (yes, it is a big birthday month for our family), I noticed she was wearing a pair of pretty gold hoop-like chandelier earrings. Enter an idea to make her a similar looking pair as a birthday gift with some green stones I happened to have around, and here’s what I came up with!
Here’s what you’ll need to make these. FYI…I purchased all of the products at Michael’s Craft Supply. If you don’t have a Michael’s, any craft store should have these supplies, or you can purchase them online at Michael’s or many other jewelry making outlets.
Step 1: Start by adding your first small bead to your hoop.
Step 2: Make a hanging stone. Take a straight, flat-head bead pin and insert it into your flat, round bead.
Step 3: Bend the bead pin down about a finger tip’s length like so.
Step 4: Next, bend the pin in towards the bead at a 45 degree angle like shown below.
Step 5: While holding one end of the bead pin with a pair of your pliers, pull the other end of the bead pin around itself like shown below. Keep turning the pin around itself until it’s too tough to do with your finger. Then take your other set of pliers and finish twisting and tighten the whole thing down using both pliers.
Step 6: Put your hanging bead on your hoop earring followed by another small bead.
Step 7: Next, add a cylinder bead to separate your clusters. Repeat steps 1 through 7 until you have 3 hanging beads separated by 6 small beads and 2 cylinder beads.
Step 8: Push the straight end of your hoop earring through the other end as shown below.
Step 9: Using your pliers, bend a tiny portion of the straight end over the other like pictured below. Then tighten it down with your pliers so the closure is complete. Next, attach your earring clasp with your jump ring to the hoop enclosure below and you’re done. Repeat the steps for your next earring.
And there you have it, a pair of pretty chandelier earrings that were super easy to make!
PS…my mother-in-law absolutely loved them!!!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Thanks for stopping by!