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Seafoam Glass Drops

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I originally stopped in the craft store a few weekends ago looking for materials to make a statement necklace, and while I was there I saw some intricate bead caps and came up with the idea to make these pretty drop earrings. Once I figured out my game plan, they came together quite quickly (about 10 minutes per earring), and I’m pretty pleased with the result. Here’s the step-by-step on how to make a pair for yourself!

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Materials List: I used Blue Moon Bead brand materials available at Joann Fabrics. Unfortunately, not everything is available on Joann’s website, but I linked to everything I could.

  • Qty 2 – 1 1/4″ Metal Head Pin (Gold)
  • Qty 2 – Metal Fish Hook Earring Findings (Gold)
  • Qty 2 – 10 mm Sphere Shaped Glass Beads
  • Qty 2 – 3/8′ Metal Bead Caps (Gold)

Special Equipment:

Step 1. Thread glass bead onto metal head pin followed by the bead cap (cap should hug the curve of the bead).

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Step 2. Bend protruding metal head pin at a 90 degree angle.

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Step 3. Use the round nose pliers as a guide to bend the metal pin into a loop: Start the metal pin about a 1/8″ down from the tip of the pliers, and use your fingers to wrap the pin around one of the sides of the cone-shaped pliers to form a loop.

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Step 4. Slide the loop of the earring finding onto the head pin loop you just formed in Step 3.

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Step 5. Closely trim the pin head’s leftover tail. Use pliers to close the pin head loop, so the earring finding won’t slide off.

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Step 6. Repeat Steps 1-4 for matching earring. And….done!

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Notes:

  • Step 3 & 4 can be a little tricky the first time around and may take a little finessing. Just keep working at the loop until to reach a nice, round closed loop. You’ll get it!

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  • bonnieeng
    January 31, 2014 at 5:02 am

    So gorgeous, love this!

  • Jen Stone
    September 1, 2015 at 9:41 am

    I loved the simplicity of these earrings. I think I would use a headpin with a ball head instead though.


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