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How to Make Stud Earrings with Wire and Beads

When it comes to making stud earrings, you will need some basic materials. This includes wire, beads, and earring backs.

For the wire, you will need a soft wire that is easy to work with. This could be copper, brass, or silver wire. The wire should be about 20-gauge thickness.

For the beads, you can use any type that you like. Some popular options include glass, crystal, or pearl beads.

Finally, you will need earring backs to keep the earrings in place. There are many different types of earring backs available, so you can choose the ones that work best for you.

How to make the Earrings




-Earrings backings



1. Cut a piece of wire around 7 inches long.

2.Thread a bead onto the wire and make a small loop at the top.

3.Twist the wire around the loop to secure it.

4.Thread another bead onto the wire and make another loop.

5.Twist the wire around the loop to secure it.

6. Cut off any excess wire.

7. Repeat steps 2-6 for the other earring.

8. Attach the earrings backs.

 Tips for making the Earrings 

Making stud earrings with wire and beads is a fun and easy project that can be completed in a few simple steps. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

1. Decide on the size and shape of the earrings.

2. Cut a piece of wire to the desired length and shape.

3. String the beads onto the wire, making sure to leave enough space at the top for the earring hook.

4. Bend the wire into a U-shape and twist the ends together to form a stud.

5. Attach the earring hook to the top of the stud.

6. Finish by trimming any excess wire.

James Davis has been making handmade jewelry for 31 years. He specializes in Sterling Silver and Goldsmithing, but also works in other metals and materials. He is a member of the American Institute of Goldsmiths and the American Craftsman Association.