Pearl drop earrings tutorial:
These pearl drop earrings are beautiful, elegant earrings, yet easy to make. You can use any beads instead of pearls if you’re not a pearl enthusiast, to create a different look. You can make the earrings without using the bead caps. If you prefer the bead caps, make sure they fit around the pearls properly.
What you need:
- 2 pearls, or any other beads
- 2 fish hook earring wires
- 2 silver spacer beads (optional)
- 2 headpins
- 2 bead caps that fit the beads (optional
- 2 clear crystal beads (I’ve used Swarovski 4mm bicone beads)
- round nose pliers
- wire or side cutters
- safety glasses (optional)
Make both earrings step-by-step together to ensure they are the same length.
Straighten the headpins more or less using your hands. First insert the pearl, followed by the bead cap, then the crystal bead and lastly the silver spacer bead.
Bend the tip of the headpin 80 to 90 degrees above the bead.
Grip the bent wire with your round nose pliers as close to the bead as possible.
Use your free hand to bend the tip of the wire clockwise around the nose of the pliers to form a loop. You might have to reposition your pliers once or twice. Make sure both earrings are the same length.
Use your side cutters to cut off the excess wire that does not form part of the loop. Always protect your eyes by using safety glasses when cutting wire.
Slip the fish hook wire onto the loop of the headpin, and close the loop completely using your round nose pliers.
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