Simple Spiral Headpin Bead Earrings
Add a little extra "oomph" to your earrings by making your own easy spiral headpins! The subtle swirl detail in these Simple Spiral Headpin Bead Earrings really takes this design to the next level. Why buy headpins when making your own is so easy?
Project TypeMake a Project
Time to CompleteUnder an hour
Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework
Bead Project TypeEarrings
- two glass beads
- two metal spacers
- two #6 seed beads
- two ear wires
- two 3-inch pieces 22-gauge wire
- jewelry hammer
- round nose pliers
- chain nose pliers
- wire cutters
To form head pin, use round nose pliers to begin a loop on one 3-inch piece of wire. Use chain nose pliers to tighten up loop; then continue to make spiral until it’s the desired size. Lightly tap with jewelry hammer to harden wire.
Slide glass bead onto headpin; then add metal spacer and #6 seed bead. Use chain nose and round nose pliers to make a wrapped loop.
Open ear wire and slide on loop. Repeat to make second earring.