Wanderlust Earrings
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Wanderlust Earrings

Whether you're dipping your toes into beadwork or getting serious about peyote stitch, you'll love these trendy jewelry designs by Katie Hacker for Beadalon®. Inspired by international travel and a goes-with-anything color palette, these are handmade creations you can wear everyday.
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Beadalon® Ball Head Pins, Medium – Silver (2)
  • Beadalon® Kidney Ear Wires, 25mm – Silver (2)
  • Bead Gallery® Shell Loops, 20mm – Brown (2)
  • Bead Gallery® Metal Spacers, 6mm – Hematite (6)
  • Cylindrical Seed Beads – Mixed Brown, Purple and Silver
  • Beadalon® Round Nose Pliers
  • Beadalon® Chain Nose Pliers
  • Beadalon® Wire Cutters
  • Beadalon® Beading Needle, #10
  • Bead Stringing Glue

Project Instructions

Step 1 Pass a head pin through the lower hole on a shell bead frame so it extends toward the opening of the frame.

Step 2 String enough seed beads to cover the head pin inside the bead frame, and then pass through the upper hole.

Step 3 Pass through a hematite spacer and make a wrapped loop to attach it to an ear wire.

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


You can use the seed bead embellishment technique to "net" different kinds of beads for a handmade look. Just make sure the holes in the beads are large enough for several passes of beading thread. Ceramic, wooden and lamp-worked beads typically have larger holes.