Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

amazonite beaded dangle earrings

These sweet and sophisticated dangle earrings are a breeze to make – even if you’re a newbie to this whole jewelry thing. We’ll show you how to string your beads and do a little (very little!) wire-wrapping so you can put these bright-eyed beauties together.
Step 1
Project Note: These dangle earrings look even better paired with our matching Amazonite Beaded Necklace. We’ve got an image and easy instructions for that, too. Click here to find everything you’ll need to get started.
 
To make your first large bead link, thread a copper dot bead, an amber glass bead and another copper dot bead onto an eye pin. Cut the wire about ½" from the top of the bead, then use round nose pliers to form the top ½" into a simple wire loop.

TIP: To make a simple loop, grasp the eye pin wire between the jaws of a pair of round nose pliers. Rotate the pliers toward you, keeping a firm grip on the wire until a small loop is formed. 
Step 2
To make the small dangle, thread a headpin through an amazonite bead, then make a simple loop above the bead, using the same technique we showed you in Step 1. Before closing the loop, thread on the large bead link’s loop. Now you can close the loop completely. You just made a bead link dangle and we bet it looks great! 
Step 3
You probably want a second dangle, right? No problem, just repeat Steps 1 and 2 to make your second bead link dangle. 
Step 4
Here’s how to make the ear wires so you can hang your dangles. To start, form an eye pin into a circle shape by wrapping it around the narrow base of a highlighter’s cap (the barrel of a Sharpie® marker will work, too), then slide it off again. Use your fingers to shape the circle into an elongated oval. Bend the wire slightly, so that it flares out a little, about ¼" away from the end that’s opposite the eye pin loop. Repeat these steps with a second eye pin to make the second ear wire.
 
TIP: Take a look at our project image to see how to shape the ear wires. Make sure each eye pin’s loops are facing the same direction as the larger circles you made by wrapping the pins. If they’re not, you can easily adjust them, using your jewelry pliers. 
Step 5
Open the loop on an ear wire just a little and slide on the top loop of a bead dangle. Now you can close the loop again and your first earring is finished! Repeat this step once more to finish the second earring.
 
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