Sep
20
2011

How to make drop earrings

After learning how to make charm bracelet with Angie of Kelvin Gems the other day, we got the opportunity to learn how to make drop earrings this time around. DIY my own earring?! I’m so excited!

Materials needed:

* 2 headpins

* 2 earwires

* beads of your choice

* spacer beads (These are very small metal-colored beads that serve to frame the other beads)

* nose pliers

* wire cutter

We’ll need a headpin and pearls, beads or whatever you want your earring to be made of.

Insert the beads into the headpin. Experiment with different colors and styles. In this picture, spacer beads are used to frame the bead.

Bend the headpin 90 degrees.

Use a round nose pliers to make a loop

Shape the loop around the round-nosed pliers

Complete the loop

Use a wire cutter to cut off the excess headpin

One half of my earring is done :D

I insert a silver bead into another headpin and made a complete loop at the end using the round-nosed pliers.

There, the complete loop on one end of the headpin.

Make another complete loop

As shown in the picture above.

Use wire cutter to cut off the excess headpin and I got this :)

Connect it to the other half.

Close the loop tight to secure it. Make sure that you open/close your links from side to side so you don’t weaken them.

Repeat the entire process to make another earring to get a pair of beautiful drop earrings.

There! My very first DIY drop earrings! I’m so loving them! <3

21 Comments + Add Comment

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    wah, that is not easy at all.. especially twisting the pin, i think instead of earings, i will come out with keychain!! hahahahaha~~ :D

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    Aki Karut Reply:

    I really want to comment on ur great job sis Merryn,but reading SK's comment make me laugh till almost die.. I mean,earring to keychain.. big lol from me.. ^_^.v.. really make my day..

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    Merryn Reply:

    let's make our very own keychain one day! :D

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    Aki Karut Reply:

    yeah.. share with us okay?? or just invite si aki too… ^_^.v..

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    you can hold a class soon! :)

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    Nice, very nice… You're good with your hands… LOL!!!

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    Merryn Reply:

    I am, ain't I? hahahahaha… tsk tsk..

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    U did it or the "sifu"? hehe XD

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    Merryn Reply:

    I did wei! Don't play play!

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    Very cool and nice earrings.

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    Can wear self-made earrings nowadays.. fui yoh!~ Geng!~

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    Great post! so detail and step-by-step…. really can DIY after reading your post… :D

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    Love ear rings, I should try to make some of my own, to save more $$!^^

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    That's really nice! I want to make my own jewelry too, but it's pretty expensive considering all the materials we have to buy. >_<

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    Nice drop earring. But honestly I don't even have a pair of drop earring leh keke.

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    can make one for me?? *puppy eyes* :P

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    Merryn Reply:

    I'll make one for the puppy.. :P

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    Love the handmade earrings. Looks easy once you know how to and with the right tools.

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    I always love DIY!!! I was trying to mak earing like this but yeahI dont have the skills and materials…by the way nice tutorial…i love this..

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    Merryn Reply:

    Thanx Beaty,

    It is very nice to be making my very own earing. The satisfaction gained is just priceless :D

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