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18 Simple & Easy Earring Making Ideas

Earrings are one of the easiest DIY jewelry projects to make. Here are some ideas for simple earrings that only take a few beads, some findings, and a pair of jewelry pliers.

Make Love Not War Earrings Project

Make Love Not War Earrings

Yes, I know… the 60’s are over. But some might say that the era represented not just a time but a mindset… and couldn’t we use a little 60’s mindset right now? I know *I* could. I bought these little stamped brass flower charms awhile ago and the first incarnation featured small blackstone rondelles. This […]

Smoke And Sparkle Earrings Project

Smoke And Sparkle Earrings

I bought these lovely smoky-sparkly golden crystals awhile ago and was at a loss as to what to do with them. Finally deciding not to overthink it, I added oxidized sterling silver findings and oxidized, stylized, sterling silver handcrafted earwires to them and I loved the way they turned out. Sometimes simple is best!

Carnelian Single Drop Earrings Project

Carnelian Single Drop Earrings

First I hammered heavy wire into ear wires. Then I wrapped very thin wire around the ear wires, adding in a Swarovski crystal. Then I wire wrapped the carnelian beads and attached them to the ear wires. I tumble polished the finished earrings and oxidized all the copper wire to achieve the black color. Then […]

Everyday Fun Earrings Project

Everyday Fun Earrings

I wanted to make a pair of fun earrings that would go anywhere…pool or dinner party. I started with the super cute rectangular sterling silver beads and added iridescent faceted black glass beads to the top and bottom. I strung them all together with a piece of Argentine half hard sterling silver wire and attached […]

Blue Quartz Earrings Project

Blue Quartz Earrings

These 10x14mm oval blue quartz beads are faceted to give them some sparkle. Hung from the sterling silver French earwires with a copper headpin and a faceted glass bead gives it a little extra detail. They measure almost 1 3/4″ from top to bottom.

Copper Patina Earrings Project

Copper Patina Earrings

To create these earrings I started with a sheet of copper. I cut out 2 circles, textured them and used a doming block to give a nice shape. I used a hole punch to create a hole for the wire to go through. The patina is created from ammonia and vinegar. I used 20 gauge […]

I Love You Red Coral Drop Earrings Project

I Love You Red Coral Drop Earrings

My “I love you” earrings are inspired by love. A great pair of earrings made of natural coral quartz briolettes, wire wrapped in sterling silver. To make these, first gather two gemstone beads, some sterling silver 20 gauge dead soft wire, and two ear wires. Next, make a loop in the wire and start wrapping […]

Joyeux Noel Christmas Tree Beaded Earrings Project

Joyeux Noel Christmas Tree Beaded Earrings

I started this earring by placing a Swarovski 4 mm Siam cube crystal on a head pin. I then placed a 6 mm Swarovski Margarita bead, then 8 mm crystal, then 10 mm crystal, and finished it with a 6mm brown bicone bead to complete the Christmas tree shape. I attached the head pin to […]

Lampwork Swirl Beaded Earrings Project

Lampwork Swirl Beaded Earrings

These earrings were designed with unique lampwork beads in shades of deep green, black, and brown. The focal beads are combined with jet Swarovski Austrian crystals, jet glass rounds, and sterling silver beads.

Red Coral Earrings Project

Red Coral Earrings

These super-simple earrings consist of five red coral disc beads on a headpin, attached to earring hooks. They measure 1 1/4 ” in length and are very light weight.

Think Pink Crystal Earrings Project

Think Pink Crystal Earrings

I designed these simple earrings so they would represent the international color for breast cancer awareness and also coordinate with other “pink” pieces I created to support the Young Survival Coalition. I stacked light pink Swavorski cube crystals accented with brass heishi beads and hot pink fire polished crystals onto gold-plated head pins and dangled […]

Lampwork Beaded Earrings Project

Lampwork Beaded Earrings

These earrings have blue raised floral lampwork glass beads along with Capri Swarovski Crystals, brown Cats Eye Fiber Optic Glass Beads, sterling silver beads and caps. Sterling Silver Hooks – Length 2 1/2″

Honey Jade Earrings Project

Honey Jade Earrings

Hanging on sterling silver ear hooks are large, faceted, pale yellow, honey jade rectangular stones measuring 11x17mm. The stones are strung on headpins which are attached to silver colored chain. The whole earring dangles about 2 1/2″ from top to bottom. They are simple but still elegant!

Green Glass Beaded Earrings Project

Green Glass Beaded Earrings

We designed these earrings with these unique decorative glass beads in shades of green, emerald and chrysolite Swarovski Austrian crystals and sterling silver.

Amazonite Sterling Cone Earrings Project

Amazonite Sterling Cone Earrings

These are just the coolest…serene and sensational in a velvety bluish green. The rounds of 10mm amazonite are capped with Bali sterling silver cones. Total length is 2″.

Ivory Pod Earrings Project

Ivory Pod Earrings

My lampwork beads in this earring pair measures 15x10mm. They are made with a base of black and dotted with ivory and grey suckers. Each sucker is made by placing dots of molten glass around the bead and then poking each one in the middle with a sharp tool while hot. After they were annealed […]

Silver Disc Ceramic Earrings Project

Silver Disc Ceramic Earrings

I created these earrings using beads which I have only recently discovered through a friend – metalized ceramic. The discs are actually sterling silver plated ceramic, so they are lightweight and relatively cheaper than solid sterling silver beads. I combined the shiny silver with a simple black glass bead as this is always a classic […]

Tourmalinated Quartz Earrings Project

Tourmalinated Quartz Earrings

Simple wire-wrapped earrings with gunmetal-black wire and ear wires. The beads are tourmalinated quartz with just a hint of purple amethyst.

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