I’m Natalie and I blog over at NorthShore Days where I share jewelry, crafts, tutorials, DIY, photos and funny stories about my loud sweet family.
I love anything beachy and I’m lucky enough to live very near to the beach on the beautiful North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand.
I’m so excited to be here at Happy Hour Projects, thank you Adrianne for having me….
We are headed into Summer here in New Zealand (love pointing that out!), so I want to share my latest beach inspired jewelry tutorial with you all today…
These sweet earring are so easy to make, once you start, you wont be able to stop….trust me!
What you will need for 1 pair of earrings:
2 long headpins, 2 hooks, beads ( I used 2 seed beads and 2 glass beads)
A pair of long nosed pliers and a pair of round nosed jewelry plies.
You could totally make these earrings without the round nosed pliers if you don’t have any.
How to Make the Earrings:
(following the step by step photos)
1. Thread the beads onto a long headpin.
2. Bend the headpin at a 90 degree angle.
3. Using the round nosed jewelry pliers bend the headpin back around to form a loop.
4. Twist the wire of the headpin around the loop once.
5. start another twist, but instead of going around the loop, pull the wire across the bead, towards the bottom bead.
6. Twist the tail around the seed bead.
7. Using the long nosed pliers, tighten the end of the wire to the seed bead.
8. Open the earring hook and slip on the wire wrapped bead.
9. Voila – your earring is complete…. repeat steps 1-8 for the second earring.
How simple were those to make? So easy right?
I actually made 4 pairs in under an hour.
It also depends a little on your skill level, obviously if you’re a beginner it will take a little longer for you to “whip” up a dozen of these.
But what’s so great about them, is that ANYONE can make a pair!
You can use any type and shape of bead for these earrings and they will still look cute…
And of course I couldn’t resist a beachy photo shoot…. love my beachy props!
I really hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I hope I inspired you to try something new today.
If you enjoyed this post – please pop on over to NorthShore Days, say hi and check out my other super easy jewelry tutorials.
Thank you again Adrianne,
Take care everyone,