Do It Yourself: Beaded Chandelier Earring Design Tips

Instead of spending a lot of money at retail stores for chandelier earrings, you can make your very own unique designs for a small fraction of the cost.

Beaded chandelier earrings are all the rage in Hollywood and across the country. Instead of spending a lot of money at retail stores for chandelier earrings, you can make your very own unique designs for a small fraction of the cost. With a little creativity and patience, you will be sure to feel a great sense of accomplishment and pride when wearing your beaded chandelier earring designs. The following are some basic instructions on making beaded chandelier earrings along with some design suggestions and tips.

Chandelier Earrings Supplies:

French hook ear wires

Chandelier findings

Head pins

Beads of your choice

Wire cutter (or heavy-duty fingernail clippers)

Round nose pliers

Basic Beaded Chandelier Earrings Instructions:

1. Onto a head pin, place your beads. You may adjust the length of your earrings with the number of beads you use. Longer earrings are made up of more beads, while shorter earrings contain fewer beads.

2. Cut off the extra length of the head pin by using your wire cutters or fingernail clippers. Leave about a quarter of an inch at the end.

3. Bend the excess quarter of an inch of the head pin into a loop with your round nose pliers

4. Hook the head pin loop onto the first chandelier loop. Secure the two loops together by squeezing the loop with your pliers.

5. For each of the chandelier loops, you will use the same process

6. Open the loop on the French hook ear wire, using your pliers, and connect the loop to the top of the chandelier.



7. Close the French hook ear wire loop.

8. For the matching earring, repeat the above steps.

9. Enjoy your new custom made chandelier earrings!

Beaded Chandelier Earrings Design Ideas:

*Victorian Beaded Chandelier Earrings (Requires two silver plated Victorian chandelier findings, twenty 3 mm silver plated beads and fourteen 4 mm rose colored glass beads.)

1. This is a three-pin design for each earring.

2. On the center pin, start with a silver bead and alternate with the rose colored glass beads for a total of four silver beads and three rose colored glass beads.

3. On the pins on either side of the center pin, start with a silver bead and alternate with the rose colored glass beads for a total of three silver beads and two rose colored glass beads.

*Filigree Fan Beaded Chandelier Earrings (Requires two silver plated filigree fan chandelier findings, sixteen irregularly shaped turquoise beads around 4 mm each and eighteen 3 mm silver plated beads.)

1. This is a three-pin design for each earring.

2. On the center pin, start with a turquoise bead and alternate with the silver beads for a total of four turquoise beads and three silver beads.

3. On the pins on either side of the center pin, start with a silver bead and alternate with the turquoise beads for a total of three silver beads and two turquoise beads.

*Round Filigree Beaded Chandelier Earrings (Requires two gold plated round filigree chandelier findings, twenty two 3 mm gold plated beads and twenty 4 mm multi colored glass beads.)

1. This is a three-pin design for each earring.

2. On the center pin, start with a gold bead and alternate with the glass beads for a total of three gold beads and two glass beads.

3. On the pins on either side of the center pin, start with a glass bead and alternate with the gold beads for a total of two glass beads and one gold bead.

4. On the pins on the two ends, use the same pattern as on the middle pin.

These are just a few ideas to get you started with your beaded chandelier earring designs. Hopefully the designs described above will prompt some ideas of your own. With a little practice, you are sure to come up with some beautiful and unique designs. Don't forget that handmade jewelry also makes a great gift for your family and friends. Your own personal touch is sure to be appreciated by all. Be creative and have fun in making your own beaded chandelier earrings!

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