Hey friends! I’ve got another fun DIY jewelry project for you to check out today! These copper and pearl DIY earrings are simple to make and suitable for beginner makers who enjoy working with wire. This project is instant gratification – you can make these earrings in under ten minutes! – and they’re a great accessory for those of you out there who love natural beauty.
I’ve partnered with Happy Mango Beads as today’s project sponsor to share this tutorial with you, and I’ve left click-able links below if you love this look and want to do some shopping for the supplies! Here’s what you’ll need:
From Happy Mango Beads:
- 2 – 9mm Irregular Potato Pearl Beads (available in lots of colors)
- 2 – 14mm Copper Pewter Oval Beads (also available in a silver finish pewter)
- 2 – 52mm Copper Headpins (also in pewter)
- 2 – Antiqued Copper Finish Earring Wires (or silver plated if you prefer)
Other Supplies and Tools:
- 2 – 4mm coordinated jump rings
- Round Nose Pliers
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Flush Cutters
First, slip the pearl bead inside the center of the copper bead, aligning the holes. Stack the two beads onto a decorative head pin.
Next, grip the head pin above the bead with your round nose pliers. Wrap the wire end of the pin around one side of the pliers, forming a loop.
Now, wrap the wire end around the pin between the loop and the top of the bead in neat coils. Trim any excess wire away with flush cutters, and press the trimmed end down with pliers if necessary – sometimes it sticks out slightly after cutting.
Finally, twist open a small jump ring, and connect the earring wire to the beads through the loops on each piece. Twist the jump ring closed again to finish your earring. All that’s left is to repeat the steps to make a pair!
I love the warm look of the copper finish in these earrings, but if you prefer a lighter look, check the links in the supply list above because these components are also available in a classic silver tone pewter as well! That’s part of what’s great about making DIY earrings – you can change up the colors to match your own style.
Thanks for checking out today’s DIY jewelry project and I hope you enjoyed it! See you guys again soon!