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Simple earrings are a breeze - simply string the beads on to the head pins, create a loop at the top of each pin, and hook on to the ear wires.

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422px-Basic earring 1

Materials and equipment

  • 2 or more beads
  • 2 head pins
  • 2 ear wires
  • flat nose pliers
  • round nose pliers
  • wire cutters


  1. Add beads to the head pins to create your chosen drop design. Ensure there is about 1cm free space after the last bead (or more)
    Add the beads

  2. Using the flat nose pliers, bend the head pin to a right angle from just above the top bead. Trim the wire using the wire cutters, leaving about 1cm of spare wire.
    Basic earring 3

  3. Using the round nose pliers, curl the wire to make a loop. Take care not to fully straighten the right angle, this gives a balanced loop sitting on the top of the last bead.
    Basic earring 4

  4. With the flat nose pliers, open the loop of the ear wire. Do this by holding the wire with the flat of the loop facing you, and twisting towards you. Do not pull the loop to the side, as this will distort the loop
    Basic earring 5

  5. Hook your beaded pin on to the opened loop, and close the loop with the flat nose pliers.
    Basic earring 6

  6. Repeat to make a second earring
The finished earring

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