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Here’s How to make some Hoop Earrings with String and some pretty beads!

string hoop earrings 1

If you’re sick of the now ubiquitous shiny gold or silver hoop, here’s something a little different for you. These earrings are made using some synthetic string accented with some hardware.

You will need the following tools and materials to make these earrings:

1: Pliers. You will need your round nose pliers, cutting pliers and flat nose pliers.

Cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers

2: Two pieces of string, I measured mine by wrapping it once around my index finger. Cut the string using scissors or cutting pliers.

2 pcs string

3: Four leather crimp ends.

4 crimp ends

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4: Two smaller jump rings.

two small jump rings

5: Two larger jump rings.

2 larger jump rings

6: Two earring hooks.

gold earring hooks

7: Six head pins.

6 head pins

8: Six beads of your choice. I used these plastic faceted beads in pink and green.

6 plastic beads

Follow these steps to make your cord hoop earrings:

1: Add a bead to each of the head pins.

beads on pins

2: Curl the top of each pin using the round nose pliers to secure the bead in place.

curling pin

one curled pin

all curled pins

3: Add three bead charms to each of the smaller jump rings. Close the jump rings to secure the charms together.

adding charms to jump ring

charms attached

two finished charms

4: Add the beaded charms to each piece of cord.

adding charm to string

both attached

5: Add a crimp end to both ends of each cord. Secure the crimps in place by squashing each side around the cord using the flat nose pliers.

adding crimp to one end

one side squashed

both sides squashed

both crimps attached

all crimps attached

5: Attach the ends of the cord together using the larger jump rings. Close each ring to secure each piece of cord into a loop.

connecting string ends

2 loops made

6: Add an earring hook to the jump ring at the top of each earring to finish them off.

attaching earring hook

string hoop earrings 2

Now they’re finished and ready to wear! What do you think of these hoop alternatives?

string hoop earrings 1

 

Need Some Ideas for a Special Valentine’s Day Gift? Why Not Make One of these special pieces?

Nothing’s more romantic than a handmade gift for your loved one on a special occasion! Here are some DIY gift ideas for this Valentine’s Day.

1: Handmade Cufflinks

Use some special charms or some vintage buttons to make some one of a kind cufflinks for that special someone in your life. Click here for the the full tutorial.

the completed cufflinks

cufflinks made from vintage clip on earrings

another pair of handmade cufflinks made with polymer clay leaf charms

2: A Rose Quartz Bracelet.

Rose Quartz is a crystal synonymous with love, which makes it perfect for a Valentine’s gift! Here’s the full tutorial.

Valentine's Day Rose Quartz Bracelet

3: A Custom Charm Bracelet.

Is there anything more sentimental and romantic than a charm bracelet full of special and meaningful charms? Here’s how to make an adorable charm bracelet.

a completed charm bracelet featuring beaded and silver charms

4: Some Pink Pom Pom Earrings.

These earrings are fuzzy, flirty and the perfect Valentine’s gift for a fun loving pal. Here’s the full tutorial.

finished pom pom earrings

So there you go! Four ideas for special and sentimental Valentine’s gifts. Which one will you make?

 

Adorn your fingers with some leather! Here’s how to make a leather ring.

finished ring

Remember the delicate chain ring tutorial? here’s how to make one out of leather!

You’ll need the following tools and materials to make this ring:

1: Pliers. You’ll need your flat nose pliers, cutting pliers and round nose pliers.

Cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers

2: A small piece of leather that is slightly shorter than the length you need to fit around your finger.

small piece of leather

2: Two leather crimp ends.

gold crimps

3: A jump ring.

gold jump ring

4: A head pin.

head pin

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5: Beads of your choice. I used this green glass bead and a blue e-bead.

glass beads

Follow these steps to make your leather ring:

1: Add a crimp to one side of the piece of leather. You can secure it in place by squashing either side down around the leather using the flat nose pliers.

squashing one side of crimp

one side squashed

squashing other side

first crimp attached

2: Repeat this step to secure the other crimp to the other side of the ring.

both crimps attached

3: Add the beads to the head pin.

beads on pin

4: Bend the head pin to form a right angle to the beaded section.

bending pin

bent pin

5: Create a loop at the top of the beaded section to secure the beads in place.

curling pin

pin with loop

6: Attach the two ends of the leather to the jump ring.

connecting ends with jump ring

7: Add the bead charm to the open jump ring.

attaching charm

8: Close the jump ring to secure the charm in place and finish your ring!

charm attached

wearing ring

Here’s how to make some beaded wire threader earrings!

finished earrings 1

These wire threader earrings feature delicate beads, kept in place by hammering some wire flat.

You will need the following tools and materials to make these earrings:

1: Pliers. You will need wires with a square bending nose without ridges so that you don’t mark the wire. You will also need your cutting pliers to cut the pieces of wire.

plastic nose pliers

2: Two pieces of wire. Approximately 8cm long. I used some gold-fill wire.

two pieces of wire

3: A file.

A metal jewelry file

4: A steel block.

steel block

5: A hammer.

hammer

6: Beads of your choice. I used these star shaped shell beads and these round hematite beads.

star beads

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hematite beads

Follow these steps to make your earrings:

1: Hammer one end of each piece of wire. Hammer on the steel block and continue to flatten the wire until it is wide enough to stop your beads from sliding off. Repeat this step for the second piece of wire so that both pieces have one flattened end.

hammering wire

hammered wire

two hammered wires

2: File each of the wire ends so that none are sharp or rough.

filing wire

3: Add the beads to each of the wires.

beads on both wires

beads on wire

4: Hold one of the wires with the plastic nose pliers.

getting ready to bend wire

5: Bend one side of the wire around the angle of the pliers to form a right angle.

bending side one

6: Bend the other side around the pliers to form another right angle. This will form a square shape that makes the top of your earring.

bending other side

7: Repeat steps 4-6 for the second earring.

8: If your wire had some curve to it like mine did you can straighten it out gently using your pliers and fingers.

one bent pin

pin straightened out

Once your earrings are straight then they are finished and ready to wear! How amazing are they? So delicate and simple.

finished earrings 2

Make your jewellery work for you, this necklace is also a bracelet!

finished choker

This choker necklace can also be worn as a cool bracelet. It’s super cool and easy to make.

You will need the following tools and materials to make your choker/bracelet:

1: Pliers. You will need your flat nose pliers, round nose pliers and cutting pliers to make this choker/bracelet.

Cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers

2: A piece of leather or faux leather long enough to fit closely around your neck.

blue leather

3: Two flat crimp ends.

gold crimps

4: Two jump rings.

two gold colored jump rings

5: A toggle clasp.

a gold toggle clasp

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6: A head pin.

gold head pin

7: A bead or charm of your choice. I used this glass bead.

glass bead

Follow these steps to make your convertible choker bracelet:

1: Add a crimp to each end of the leather, securing it in place by squeezing it around the leather using the flat nose pliers.

adding crimp end

squashing crimp

one crimp attached

both crimps attached

2: Add a jump ring to one end and attach one part of the toggle clasp.

attaching jump ring

adding clasp to one side

clasp attached

3: Add the other jump ring and the second part of the clasp to the other end of the leather.

attaching other side of clasp

both clasps attached

4: Put the bead onto the head pin.

bead on pin

5: Bend the head pin so that it is at a right angle to the bead using the round nose pliers.

bending pin

bent pin

6: Trim the end of the pin if required (it should extend approximately 1cm from the top of the bead). If no trimming is required, curl the pin into a loop using the round nose pliers.

curling top of pin

curled pin

8: Open the charm loop slightly and attach the charm to one of the jump rings that connects the leather and the clasp.

attaching bead to jump ring

9: Close the charm loop to secure it in place. Once your charm is secured in place your creation is ready to wear, either as a choker or a bracelet!

charm attached

Here’s the design worn as a bracelet.

wearing as bracelet 2

wearing as bracelet 1

And here it is as a choker necklace.

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Here’s how to make a perfect summer anklet with braided string and beads

finished anklet 2

Beaded and braided, could this anklet be any more boho perfect?

You will need the following tools and materials to make your braided bead anklet:

1: Pliers. You will need your cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers to make this anklet.

Cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers

2: Scissors for trimming your string.

A pair of scissors.

3: Three pieces of string approximately 2 feet long (approx. 60cm).

three pieces of string

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4: Two cord crimp ends.

leather crimp ends

5: Two jump rings.

small gold jump rings

6: A lobster clasp.

gold lobster clasp

7: Beads of your choice. I used two green e-beads and a larger glass feature bead.

two e beads

lsrge glass bead

Follow these steps to make your braided anklet:

1: Collect the strings together and tie one end in a knot.

knotting ends of string together

2: Begin braiding the strings.

braiding strings

3: Continue braiding until the braided section reaches nearly half way around your ankle.

braided half way

4: Add one of the e-beads to the middle string and continue braiding around it to secure it in place.

adding e bead

braid around bead

5: Braid the strings 3-4 times and then add the large feature bead, braiding around it as you did for the first e-bead.

adding large bead

braidign around big bead

6: Braid another 3-4 times before adding the final e-bead.

adding third bead

7: Braid around the final e-bead and continue braiding until the anklet is long enough to fit around your ankle.

braiding around last bead and beyond

finished braiding

8: Knot the other end of the anklet.

knotting end

braiding finished

9: Trim the ends of the strings on each end of the anklet using cutting pliers or scissors.

trimming string

10: Place one of the crimp ends around the ends of the string so that it sits closely to the knot.

getting crimp end ready

11: Squash one side of the crimp around the strings using the flat nose pliers.

squashing one side

one side squashed

12: Squash down the other side of the crimp using the flat nose pliers.

squashing other side

one crimp attached

13: Repeat steps 10-12 for the other side of the anklet.

both crimps attached

14: Add a jump ring to one side of the anklet and slide on the lobster clasp and close the jump ring to secure it in place.

attaching clasp

clasp attached

15: Add the other jump ring to the other side of the anklet to finish it off.

attaching jump ring to other side

Now it is completed and ready to wear! Isn’t this just the perfect accessory for warm summer events?

finished anklet 1

Give your fingers a treat with this delicate chain ring!

finished chain ring 3

Little pieces of chain aren’t useless… turn them into pretty delicate chain ring!

You will need the following tools and materials to make this ring:

1: Pliers. You will need your round nose pliers and flat nose pliers to make this chain ring.

A pair of round nose pliers

A pair of flat nose pliers

2: A small piece of chain. Don’t worry if it isn’t quite long enough to fit entirely around your finger.

small pc chain

3: Two small jump rings. I used these small gold ones.

small gold jump rings

4: One large jump ring.

larger jump ring

5: One medium sized jump ring.

second medium jump ring

6: Three head pins.

three small silver head pins

7: Three beads. I used these pink glass e-beads.

three pink beads

Follow these steps to make your chain ring:

1: Add a small jump ring to either side of the chain.

one jump ring attached

both rings attached

2: Attach the end jump rings to the large jump ring to form a completed loop.

attaching one large

attaching other side

ring made

3: Add each of the beads to each of the head pins.

beads on pins

4: Loop the ends of each pin using the round nose pliers.

curling pin

one curled pin

three curled pins

5: Add each of the pins to the medium sized jump ring.

charms attached to jump roing

6: Attach the jump rings with the bead charms to the large jump ring in the middle of the chain ring. Use your pliers to close the jump ring and secure the charms in place.

attachign charms to ring

charms attached to ring

Now your ring is finished. So easy and unique!

finished chain ring 1

finished chain ring 2

Shell earrings two different ways… perfect for summer!

shell earrings

This is two tutorials in one! Here’s two ideas for incorporating shells into your DIY earring designs. These shell earrings look awesome and are easy to make.

To make some mismatched pearl and shell earrings you will need the following materials:

1: Pliers. You will need your round nose pliers and flat nose pliers to make these earrings.

A pair of round nose pliers

A pair of flat nose pliers

2: Earring hooks.

two earring hooks

3: One small piece of chain.

small piece of chain

4: Two large jump rings.

two big jump rings

5: One small jump ring.

Silver colored jump ring

6: Two small head pins.

Two small head pins featuring ball ends

7: Two pearl beads. I used these freshwater pearls.

two pearls

8: Two open shells with holes drilled in them. I used these shells recycled from some old jewelry.

two drilled shells

Follow these steps to make your mismatched shell and pearl earrings:

1: Add each of the pearl beads to the head pins.

two pearls on pins

2: Use the round nose pliers to create a loop at the top of each pin to secure the beads in place.

curling pin

two curled pins

3: Attach the pearl to the shell using the large jump rings.

adding jump ring to one shell

4: On one of the shells, attach the piece of chain to the open jump ring.

pearl added to front

5: close the jump ring to secure the chain to the shell charm.

first charm finished

6: Close the jump ring on the other shell charm.

second charm with pieces on

two charms finished

7: Attach an earring hook to the end of the chain.

adding hook to chain

8: Add the other other hook to to the second shell charm using the remaining small jump ring.

adding small jump ring to larger one

earring hook added

Once your earring hooks are attached your earrings are finished! If you’ve got double piercings in one ear you can wear these together for a fun layered look.

shell and pearl earrings

This next set of earrings uses drilled shells to add some summer flair to simple drop earrings.

You will need the following tools and materials to make your shell drop earrings:

1: Pliers. You will need your round nose pliers and flat nose pliers to make these earrings.

A pair of round nose pliers

A pair of flat nose pliers

2: Two head pins.

two head pins

3: Two earring hooks.

two earring hooks

4: Two drilled shells. I used these shells that came in a mixed bag of beads.

two shells with holes

5: Beads of your choice. I used these pink e-beads and natural colored wooden beads.

pink beads

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Follow these steps to make your shell drop earrings:

1: Add three beads to each of the pins in your chosen pattern.

three beads added to each pin

2: Add a shell to each pin.

shell added to each

3: Add another four beads in your chosen pattern to the pins on top of the beads.

add 4 more beads

4: Bend each pin at a right angle to the beaded section using the round nose pliers.

bending pin right angle

one bent pin

5: Create a loop at the top of each pin using the round nose pliers to secure the beads in place.

curling pin copy

both pins curled

6: Add an earring hook to the top loop of each head pin. Once your earring hooks are secured in place your earrings are finished and ready to wear!

pin on earring

both earrings attached

pink shell earrings

Use Special Charms and Some Awesome beads to make this stunning necklace.

pendant with accent beads

This pendant necklace is so cute! Use a pre-made pendant, or make your own, and surround it with some pretty accent beads to make a lovely little necklace!

You will need the following tools and materials to make this necklace:

1: Pliers. You will need your cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers to make this necklace.

Cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers

2: A piece of chain long enough to fit around your neck. You can make your chain longer or shorter depending on where you want your necklace to sit.

chain

3: Two eye pins.

two eye pins

4: Two smaller jump rings.

two silver colored jump rings

5: One medium sized jump ring.

one medium jump ring

6: A lobster clasp.

one silver lobster clasp

7: A pendant or charm. I used this bent wire charm that used to be an earring.

charm

8: Extra beads. I used two silver colored metal beads. You can use any beads that you think will complement your chosen pendant or charm.

two silver beads

Follow these steps to make your necklace:

1: Split the piece of chain in half, you will have two equal length pieces of chain.

chain split into 2

2: Add each of the accent beads to each of the eye pins.

beads on pins

3: Bend each eye pin at a right angle to the beaded section using the round nose pliers.

bending pin

two bent pins

4: Trim each pin if required, the angled part of the pin should be approximately 1cm in length.

trimming pins

two trimmed pins

5: Create a loop at the top of the pin using the round nose pliers to secure the beads onto the pins.

curling pins

two finished accent beads

6: Add the beaded pins to one end of each chain.

attaching one charm to one chain

both charms attached

7: Attach the other ends of each beaded pin to the larger jump ring and slide the charm on in the middle of the two chains.

attaching ends end charm

8: Close the jump ring to secure the chains and charm together.

charm attached

9: Add a smaller jump ring to the other end of one of the chains and add the lobster clasp to the same jump ring. close the jump ring to secure the clasp in place.

attaching jump ring

attaching clasp

clasp attached

10: Add the other jump ring to the other side of the necklace, close it to secure it in place.

jump ring attached

Now your necklace is finished! How simple but beautiful is this design?

accent beads necklce 2

accent beads 3

Here’s another accent bead necklace made using a resin charm.

green and silver resin 1

Here’s how to use those double hole beads to make some earrings.

double hole glass earrings

Recently we posted this tutorial that showed you how to use a double hole bead to make a necklace… if you loved that design you might want to make these matching earrings!

You will need the following tools and materials to make these earrings:

1: Pliers. You will need your flat nose pliers and round nose pliers to make these earrings.

A pair of flat nose pliers

A pair of round nose pliers

2: Four small head pins.

4 small head pins

3: Two double hole beads.

2 double hole beads

4: Two pieces of chain. I used pieces that were approximately 12cm long (4.7 inches).

2 pcs chain

5: Two earring hooks.

earring hooks

Follow these steps to make your earrings:

1: Add the head pins to each of the bead holes.

pins on beads

2: Curl the tops of each pin using the round nose pliers.

curling pins

one curled pin

curled pins

3: Attach one end of the chain to one of the head pins.

attaching chain

one side attached

4: Attach the other side of the chain to the other head pin loop on the same bead.

both sides attached

5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the other bead. Each bead will have a chain loop attached to them.

both chains attached

6: Add the earring hook to each of the chains. I attached my earring hook around the chain so it could move freely but you could also attach the hook through a chain link so that it sits in place.

adding hook around chain

Once your earring hooks are in place your earrings are finished and ready to wear!

both earrings attached

double hole glass earrings