Free Beading Project Ideas: 4 DIY Elegant Drop Earrings

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Free Beading Project Ideas: 4 DIY Elegant Drop Earrings

Double Drop Earrings

Double Drop Earrings by Shelley Richey

Designer Shelley Richey
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
925 Sterling Silver Plated Soft Flex Extreme Beading Wire, .019 diameter - 20"
Sterling Silver Leverback Ear Wires - 1 pair
2x2mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Covers - 2 pcs
4mm Sterling Silver Round Beads - 2 pcs
5mm Sterling Silver Round Beads - 2 pcs

Tools
Crimping Pliers
Cutters

Instructions

Step 1: Use 10" of wire to string 1 ear wire to the center of the wire. Use both ends of wire to string 1 crimp tube, but do not crimp.

Step 2: Use one end of the wire to string one 4mm round bead. Pass back through the crimp tube, but do not crimp. Use the other end of the wire to string one 5mm round bead. Pass back through the crimp tube, but do not crimp.

Step 3: Adjust both wire ends, so that the loop of wire with the 5mm bead is longer than the loop of wire with the 4mm bead. Once the loops are adjusted, crimp the crimp tube. Click here for crimping instructions. Trim the wire ends and cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover.

Step 4: Repeat Steps 1-3 to make a second earring.

Double Drop Earrings by Shelley Richey

Shell Drop Earrings

Shell Drop Earrings by Shelley Richey

Designer Shelley Richey
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
925 Sterling Silver Plated Soft Flex Extreme Beading Wire, .019 diameter - 20"
14x5x10mm Sterling Silver Seashell Ear Wires - 1 pair
2x2mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Covers - 2 pcs
10x10x5mm Vintage Lucite Beads - 2 pcs
4x4mm White Rice Pearl Beads - 4 pcs

Tools
Crimping Pliers
Cutters

Instructions

Step 1: Use 6 inches of beading wire to string 1 crimp tube and 1 ear wire. Pass back through the tube, but do not crimp.

Step 2: Use the other end of the wire to string 1 pearl, 1 shell, and 1 pearl. Pass the wire back up through the crimp tube. Adjust the wires as necessary, then crimp the tube. Click here for crimping instructions. Trim the wire ends and cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover.

Step 3: Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to make a second earring.

Shell Drop Earrings by Shelley Richey

Citrine Drop Earrings

Citrine Drop Earrings by Shelley Richey

Designer Shelley Richey
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
925 Sterling Silver Plated Soft Flex Extreme Beading Wire, .019 Diameter - 12"
2x2mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
Sterling Silver Fleur-de-Lis Ear Wires - 1 pair
2x3mm Sterling Silver Saucer Spacer Beads - 4 pcs
3mm Sterling Silver Round Beads - 4 pcs
2mm Sterling Silver Round Beads - 4 pcs
12x10x3mm Citrine Faceted Teardrop Beads - 2 pcs

Tools
Crimping Pliers
Cutters

Instructions

Step 1: Use 6" of wire to string 1 crimp tube and 1 ear wire. Pass back through the tube, but do not crimp. Leave a 1" tail wire.

Step 2: Use the other end of the wire to string one 2mm round bead, one 3mm round bead, 1 saucer spacer, 1 teardrop, 1 saucer spacer, one 3mm round bead, and one 2mm round bead. Pass back through the crimp tube. Adjust the wires so that there is a small loop of wire above the crimp tube and a loop of wire to your desired size below the crimp tube. Crimp the tube and trim the wire ends. Click here for crimping instructions.


Step 3: Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to make a second earring.

Citrine Drop Earrings by Shelley Richey

Two Tier Drop Earrings

Two Tier Drop Earrings by Shelley Richey

Designer Shelley Richey
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
925 Sterling Silver Plated Soft Flex Extreme Beading Wire, .019 diameter - 20"
14x5x10mm Sterling Silver Seashell Ear Wires - 1 pair
2x2mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
1x1mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
2mm Sterling Silver Round Beads - 2 pcs
3mm Sterling Silver Round Beads - 4 pcs
4mm Sterling Silver Round Beads - 4 pcs
10x12x4mm Quartz Crystal Faceted Teardrop Beads - 2 pcs
6mm Quartz Crystal Faceted Round Beads - 2 pcs

Tools
Crimping Pliers
Cutters
Micro Crimping Pliers

Instructions

Step 1: Use 10 inches of wire to string one 2mm silver round bead, the crystal round bead, one 2mm silver round bead, and one 1x1mm crimp tube. Place the tube at the very end of the wire and crimp. Click here for crimping instructions.


Step 2: Use the other end of the wire to string one 2x2mm crimp tube and 1 ear wire. Pass back through the crimp tube, but do not crimp.

Step 3: String one 3mm silver round bead, one 4mm silver round bead, the quartz crystal teardrop, one 4mm silver round bead, and one 3mm silver round bead. Pass through the crimp tube again, but do not crimp.

Step 4: Adjust the wires so that there is a small loop of wire on the top of the earring and a large loop of wire on the top of the earring, with the crystal round bead dangling in the center. Crimp the crimp tube.

Step 5: Repeat Steps 1-4 to make a second earring.

Two Tier Drop Earrings by Shelley Richey

Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.

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