These sparkly earrings can be dressed up or down. If crystals aren’t your thing, you can substitute seed beads or any other type of bead you love.
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 15 minutes
Age range: 12 and up
Things to do:
1. Using the wire cutters, cut a length of wire that’s about 36″ long.
2. Thread the wire with crystal beads in whatever order you’d like. We used a total of nine beads for each earring: five small round beads and four tear-drop beads.
3. Leaving a 2-3″ tail, push the last six beads away from the first three beads and form a circle that’s about 2″ in diameter. Pinch the top of the circle with your fingers to hold it in place.
4. Push three more beads closer to your fingers, then form a second circle that’s the same diameter as the first circle. Pinch the edge of the circle to hold it in place.
5. Push the final three beads closer to your fingers, then form a third circle that’s the same diameter as the first two circles. Pinch the three circles to hold them in place.
6. Slide the fish hook earring onto the wire near the top of the circle.
7. Grab one end of the wire and wrap it around all three circles just beside the fish hook earring, securing the circles. Don’t worry about making your wraps super neat. The wrap doesn’t have to be perfect!
8. Grab the other end of the wire and wrap it around all three circles on the other side of the fish hook earring.
9. Using the wire cutters, trim the wire of each wrap, being careful not to cut through the circles.
Tip: If you’d like, you can use jewelry pliers to squeeze the end of the wire closer to the earring circle to secure it.
10. Make a second identical earring.