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How to Make Beaded Earrings


It's Very Clear Earrings
These crystal-clear drops sparkle like diamonds.
These crystal-clear drops sparkle like diamonds.

Make your feelings crystal clear with a pair of it's very clear earrings. Put them on and watch them sparkle.

What You'll Need:

  • 2 strands nylon line, 8 inches each
  • 4 silver-lined seed beads, 2mm
  • 4 plastic crystal rondelle beads, 6mm
  • 2 crimp beads
  • 2 small jump rings
  • 1 pair ear wires or posts

Tools:

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Scissors

Step 1: To make the first earring, string one silver-lined seed bead, one crystal rondelle, and another ­silver-lined seed bead onto one strand of nylon line, sliding them down until they are centered in the middle of the strand.

Step 2: Bring the ends of the nylon line together to form a loop, and string on a crystal rondelle and a crimp bead.

Step 3: Attach both ends of the strand to a jump ring with a crimp bead. To do this, slide a crimp bead and then a jump ring onto the end of the nylon line. Thread the nylon line back through the crimp bead, and pull it tight so the crimp bead is close to the jump ring.

Step 4: Using needle-nose pliers or crimping pliers, flatten the crimp bead so it stays in place. Using a sharp pair of scissors, trim the excess line as close to the crimp bead as possible, but only on the short end. Obviously, you need to leave the long end in order to string the beads. Before crimping down, adjust the length of the drop until it is as long or as short as you desire.

Step 5: Using needle-nose pliers, attach the jump ring to the ear wire or post.

Step 6: Repeat steps 1 through 5 to make the second earring.

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