Easy DIY beaded hoop earrings | How About Orange

September 11, 2012

Easy DIY beaded hoop earrings

My practical self tends to buy only silver earrings since they match everything. But it would be good to add some color, so I made a few beaded hoops to add to the mix. These only cost a couple bucks, so you could do a rainbow array.

Find seed beads and plain wire hoops at a craft store or on Etsy. These hoops were $1.50 a pair at a local hobby shop, but you can probably find them even cheaper.

To make the earrings, thread beads onto the hoop. I found it fastest to cup the beads in my palm and pick them up with the wire hoop, the same way you'd stab peas with a fork.

Then with a pliers, bend about 1/4" of the end of the wire back at a 90 degree angle. (Don't make the angle any sharper, or it will be too difficult to feed the corner through your earlobe.) Hook the bent end through the "loop" end of the earring to close it.

It might be fun to have a ladies jewelry party some night (with cocktails, if you really want to test your hand-eye coordination). Buy hoops in bulk, get a rainbow array of seed beads, and invite everyone to make zillions of pairs for themselves or to give as gifts.

Download a printable tag for these right here for gift giving.

29 comments:

Larissa said...

Well, that is really simple and clever and attractive. Like usual!

Jessica Jones said...

Thanks, Larissa!

Grandma G said...

How clever you are! And of course I like the practical part. ;)

Mum

chocolate cake said...

and if you get small hoops, you can use them as wine glass charms, too!

befriendingfaith said...

Love this idea! What a perfect gift to give friends during the holidays.

TLN said...

Great easy idea!

Poppyprint said...

You know I read your blog just to see your mum's adorable comments! This is a great idea and I know my almost 14 y.o. daughter is going to love it.

Jessica Jones said...

I pay Mum money to comment on here.

Just kidding. I don't think I could stop her if I tried.

Grandma G said...

Hmmm... maybe since I'm so popular, you SHOULD pay me! How 'bout that idea? Huh???

Mum/theonlyreasonsomepeoplecomehere!

LOL

pos paper cash drawers said...

wow, these ear rings are gorgeous. i love them!

Jessica Jones said...

Mum, I pay you in fun. Isn't that enough?

Grandma G said...

No.

Raspberry said...

http://www.brit.co/introducing-the-pantone-holiday-gift-guide/
Knew you'd love this - guess it shows how much I read your blog!

Anne-Marie said...

What a super cute and easy idea!

Jessica Jones said...

Raspberry, I do like it! Thanks!

sharerie said...

Neat idea! Along w/ the gift tags...must do this for a ladies clothing swap we're doing next month. Also, I see a ton of these on ebay pretty cheap!

Jessica Jones said...

Thanks for the tip!

emily said...

the same way you'd stab peas with a fork. <3

Abigail said...

A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.

XV Mind said...

LOVELY!!!!
Kisses from Italy! :-)

Fashion Rings said...

WOw... love these pics.. especially their jewellery!
Thank you for sharing these pics.... i've pinned few of them to my boards!

Anonymous said...

my beads doesn't fit my hoop , what am i to do?

Jessica Jones said...

Get beads with larger holes, or get thinner hoops.

Klaine said...

Great idea! I would love to make some. I got beads here, so I just need to get wire hoops. And do you need nothing else to put it in your ear and close it?
Thank you!

Jessica Jones said...

I don't use anything else. But if you wanted to, there are little silver or gold posts with a tiny loop at the bottom that you could put the hoop through. Example here. I prefer the look of just the hoop going through my ear, though.

Jessica Jones said...

Oops, that link didn't work. Try this.

brooke said...

Hello,

I just had a question...I've looked for plain wire hoops to no avail. Did you happen to use memory wire? Or did anyone try that? I'm so excited to give this a try!

Thanks!

Jessica Jones said...

Hi Brooke,
I don't know what memory wire is. I just bought the hoops. Good luck!

littleyellowpill said...

Brooke - Memory wire works great! I make several pairs over Christmas and they all looked fantastic.

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