Easy Bead Earrings

Easy Bead Earrings

With just a few hand tools, findings, and beads, you can easily make these beaded earrings.

What you need

2 Headpins
2 Ear Hooks
Your choice of beads
Wire Cutters
Flat nose Pliers
Round nose Pliers


Not only are they quick to make, but by changing the types of beads you use, you can create a variety of different designs.

You’ll need the following materials and equipment:

1. Start by inserting the beads onto the headpins in the design you prefer.

2. Next, use the flat nose pliers to bend the headpin over approximately 1/4 of an inch away from the top of the beads. Do this for both earrings in order to make sure they are the same size.

3. If your head pins are long, you may need to use wire cutters to cut off some of the excess. I like have the bent part of the pin to be no more than half an inch in length. If necessary, cut off the amount you need to from your head pins. Make sure both are the same length.

4. Now, use round nosed pliers to curl the bent part of the head pin on both earrings.
5. Next, slip on the ear hooks, and close the curled part around the ear hook.

6. To ensure they look approximately the same, hold them up next to each other and, if necessary, use pliers adjust them.

This Jewelry Making Project was contributed by Tammy Powley


  1. As a fairly good earring maker, I love this design and its outcome.

  2. They’re alright but not really my sort of thing. But I quite like them anyway. The pictures help loads

  3. Amazing helped a lot i have a class im taking and i need to be familiar with the process and now i am so ready to go to that class and make some amazing earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Thanks!! 🙂 😛

  4. Nice. I want to be able to do this. I love your very simple to the point tutorial. Thanks so much.

  5. Love i t

  6. nice just for a formal dinner!

  7. wow! its really easy!

  8. a nice, simple project. the pictures could be clearer, but otherwise i liked your instructions.

  9. I love this design! So I’m going to do this but, I’m making a charm for a charm braclet with the design! Me and my sister have speacial charm braclets. So I want ot make a charm for them!!!!!!!!!!

  10. I dont understand why people are critizing these, its perfect for the beginner, if your advanced why are you looking at beginners projects, its an example if you dont like the design you get the gist of it use other beads! in my eyes 100 percent great!

  11. It would be alot cooler if it waa brighter colors

  12. it was good help for someone but they’re ugly… sry!

  13. The earrings are pretty but they are kind of boring

  14. very easy to make look like an expencive product

  15. nice & easy thanks

  16. nice & easy thanks

  17. nice & easy thanks

  18. Very nice and usefull i used this for my grad earrings

  19. very pretty and anyone could wear it too!

  20. sweetshelley says

    they look great and were very easy 2 make as well!! 🙂

  21. Just what i needed!

  22. add more patterns and stuff!!!

  23. being a novice i liked it x

  24. great. I love it.

  25. Very cute and very easy to make! Thanks for this GREAT idea! 🙂

  26. well done i loved the variety

  27. I already knew how to make earings, but that is great directions on how to make them! They look like awsome directions for someone my age! Thanks for the extra tips though.:)

  28. Cute and very easy to make.

  29. Excellent I love it, will be visiting you again.

  30. I needed this for my crafs class. THANK YOU!

  31. Thank you. I am brand new and just learning after taking two classes in my area. I need this site.

  32. I always wanted to know how to do that/Thanks, I learned something.

  33. the idea sounds cute and easy but the example is hideous!!!!!!

  34. I LOVE all the ideas on this web-site!

  35. It was direct and simple! Thanks!

  36. it made great gifts

  37. you guys are great! i’ll definately visit yall soon!

  38. A wonderful beginner beading project (perfect for me :)) I will definitely be doing this project.

  39. amazing

  40. I think this project is great! There are so many people who don’t know that it is very simple and have beautiful earings in the end.

  41. Easy to do and takes no time

  42. I would make one if i have tha materials….

  43. i already make um

  44. very few… very simple ideas..

  45. this is kool… im gonna make them

  46. I make earrings, this project is great for a starter.

  47. very beautiful

  48. I admit you did a pretty good job for beginners, but some of us would like ideas on how to do more intricate earring designs such as chandelier or other dangling earrings. Thanks alot. Keep up the god work and good luck!

  49. I was looking for beginner projects to learn with and this is perfect!

  50. Excellent for begginers! This is what started my many, many homemade earings! Thanks for having this 🙂

  51. egyptologist9 says


  52. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    There are more challanging projects in the Jewelry Area. This is a beginners project if you are not a beginner then please look at out other projects

  53. I’m looking to find challenging creative earring ideas. Not three bead designs.

  54. Thank you for the help its been great

  55. I made a pair, they look really cool.

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