Making Beaded Earrings

November 8, 2010

Beaded Drop Earrings24 gifts for under $20.00. Make beautiful earrings as lovely Christmas gifts for her to wear all year round! Silver plated or 14K gold plated - OR - silver and gold toned findings. Almost every woman loves to get jewelry for Christmas. But times are getting really hard and we really can't afford such gifts, until now. With my easy steps, you can make precious stone earrings for all your loved ones.


Approximate Time: 3 Hours


Where to Buy:

Michael's or Joann's Fabric. If you go to either of theses stores, please go to their website and sign up for the mailing list and receive a 40% off one item coupon to save extra money!

Buying Tips:

You may use Michael's coupon at Joann's and vice versa. If you have the time, order your supplies off of e-Bay. Most Hong Kong sales take about 21 days to receive, but you can save up to 50% off your supplies. Start early and save more.


  1. Take the semi precious stones, glass beads, and seed beads and lay them out in front of you.
  2. Get a feel for the colors and take your time to match them up. Choose the stones that you are going to make your first pair with. Set them aside.
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  4. Remove 2 pin heads and 2 hooks from your packs of findings.
  5. Put the beads in order on the pin head. Make sure the pin head is large or small enough for the beads to fit (such as 1mm or 2mm or 3mm). Make sure the size fits. If the bead is too large for the pin, add a seed bead before adding any other beads.
  6. When you are done adding beads, leave enough space to bend the pin head with pliers, add the hook and bend the pin over to make one small loop and you're done!

Takes about 5-10 minutes per pair. Have fun and please look for my easy step necklace and bracelet gifts. Four different sets.

Blue drop earrings.

By Cathy Shaw from Bay Area, CA

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 293 Posts
April 13, 2015

I love long earrings. I think they look feminine and hope that they make your face look thinner. A girl can dream, can't she? These are easy to make, lightweight, and will go with a variety of outfits.


At work or a night out on the town, every woman needs a pair of pearl earrings. Have fun!

finished pearl earrings on woman's palm


Silver Post Medal for All Time! 293 Posts
April 10, 2015

With only a few minutes and a few supplies, you will have these! They are lightweight and elegant. Using black and copper hardware and a pretty raspberry colored bead they make a nice accessory to dress up your look.

finished pair of earrings


February 16, 2010

My students and I developed this design when we were making earrings for a charity event. We ran out of pins to thread beads on for drop earrings so we improvised.


The idea was simple but the end result are bouncy, animated and very frugal!

set of earrings


Silver Post Medal for All Time! 293 Posts
November 16, 2015

You can make these earrings whether you have jewelry making experience or not. They are quick, easy, and beautiful. Just grab a few supplies from your local craft store and you'll be making gorgeous earrings for a dime a dozen! Wear them, gift them, or sell them.

Easy Headpin Earrings


Bronze Tip Medal for All Time! 59 Tips
July 12, 2012

I had some similar earrings and wanted to experiment and see if I could duplicate them, and also to design some other colors and give the earrings as Christmas gifts. I used what I already had in my bead box at home and this is the result.

Closeup of finished earring on neutral background.


July 15, 2008

If you're bored with just beading bracelets and simple necklaces, try taking the next step and start making beaded earrings. You just need an ear hook with a loop to connect to.


Then you need an earring body, or something to decorate. Then you need the decoration, otherwise known as beads!

Beaded Earrings



Here are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community.

June 14, 2017

I want to bead a tubular earring, that gets much thicker to the bottom of the hoop. I want to do something kind of like in the picture where the earrings get thicker at the bottom.

Any ideas on how to make it?

Making Beaded Tubular Earrings - example of shape


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June 14, 20170 found this helpful

This is something I know nothing about but I was given this site for you to check out as they have a lot of free patterns and you can send them an email about what you are looking for and they may be able to help. (I do not think the style you show is called tubular - but?). Sometimes you can take one style and adapt it to work for another style once you get the technique down.


Also, you should check out your local craft stores (JoAnn's, Michael's) as they have a good assortment of earring kits that have all supplies to help you get started. They many times also have classes on all kinds of crafts.




Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
June 15, 20170 found this helpful

It looks like there is a metal frame in a hoop shape holding these beads. If I were you I would go to a store like Michael's or Joanne's and ask them how to do it.

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March 3, 2021

These cute little bead and wire earrings take just a few supplies and are so easy to make. If you need a gift, and are short on time, these earrings take less than 30 minutes to make.

Two bead and wire earrings hanging on a seashell.

July 7, 2021

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make earrings. The earrings can be made in about 30 minutes. Here's what the making process looks like.

A pair of beaded earrings.

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