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Frosted Teardrop Earrings

By: Sandy Huntress for AllFreeJewelryMaking
Frosted Teardrop Earrings
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These lovely Frosted Teardrop Earrings are as effortless as they are elegant. The beautiful glass beads do all the work with this design; let them lie whichever way they may! If you're new to making beaded jewelry and are looking for easy earring patterns, this would be a great first project to try.

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypeGlass

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Bead Technique UsedStrung

Bead Project TypeEarrings

Beginner

 

Materials:

  • two ear wires
  • two decorative head pins
  • 12 top-drilled teardrop-shaped beads
  • chain nose pliers
  • round nose pliers
  • wire cutters
     

Instructions:

  1. Thread six teardrop beads onto a head pin. Push narrow ends of beads close together so they nest. Use chain nose and round nose pliers to make a loop at top of head pin. Cut off excess head pin with wire cutters.
     
  2. Open hanging loop of ear wires and attach beaded dangle. Repeat to make second earring.

     

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I am so happy I found this. I found a bunch of these Tear drop Beads in a thrift shop And Didnt Know How I would use them. This Ie easy and yet pretty as can be. i cant wait to get started . i Have So Many Colors To Make.

I agree with the designer. This is an excellent beginner project . I have many friends who liked what I made and wanted to learn to make their own. But all I hear us, it's too hard, or complicated, can't you just make it? This should really do the trick. It's very easy, well written and very cute. I am going to give each one of them a copy and let them try it on their own. Thank you.

With the number of beads used, I would guess at a two inch head pin, NorasGranddaughter with the loop to be made, slightly longer might be needed. These earrings would go well with the Open Seas Bracelet if one were to use the same beads

These are beautiful. What size of head pin is required?

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