How to Wire Wrap Beads Around a Ring Connector to Make Earrings

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How to Wire Wrap Beads Around a Ring Connector to Make Earrings

This week on Free Spirit Beading with Kristen Fagan, I share how to make a pair of beaded wire wrapped earrings. In this tutorial I will show you how to wire wrap beads around a circle jewelry connector with craft wire to make some fun and easy earrings! These would make a great handmade gift! 


Soft Flex Craft Wire - 24 Gauge

Soft Flex Craft Wire Silver Plated - 24 Gauge

Rounded Cube Beads

Rectangle Beads

Ear Wires

8mm Texture Jump Rings

5mm Jump Rings

Nylon Jaw Pliers

Chain Nose Pliers

Flat Nose Pliers


For this jewelry design, I used 4 rounded cube beads, 3 rectangle beads, 20” of 24 gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire in brown (currently on closeout) for each 25mm ring connector. Soft Flex Company offers the TierraCast Hammertone Ring Connectors in three sizes - 8.6mm, 13mm and 25mm.

After the video, I realized I had two cube beads leftover. I decided to create two dangles for the inside of the hoop. I attached the dangle to the bottom of the larger jump ring. I like them both ways, but the dangle is a cute addition.  

If you like this idea, you may like these other jewelry making tutorials using ring connectors:

DIY Long Cluster Y Necklace with Chain & Boho Bead Earrings

Use Jewelry Making Rings to Make Earrings

Make DIY Easy Whimsical Earrings Three Ways

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Kristen Fagan is a Website Graphic Designer and Jewelry Making Educator for Soft Flex® Company. She is the co-author of Seed Bead Revolution, an artist and creativity guide. She lives in Arizona with her husband, their two sons and two dogs. When she's not painting, drawing or beading, she enjoys reading, yoga, exploring the outdoors and traveling. Her favorite stones are Turquoise, and Quartz and she can't bead without Bead Stoppers. Contact her at or visit her Website | Facebook | Instagram