Learn how to make teardrop earrings with this easy beaded teardrop earrings tutorial. These DIY beaded teardrop earrings in blue and gold make great earrings and are super easy to make, you can make them in under 20 minutes!
These beaded teardrop earrings are made with blue teardrop shaped beads and are attached into gold colored fish hooks ear wire. The earrings are accented with 2 filler beads each, both in gold color. One is a round one while the other a flat round bead accented with tiny white rhinestones. All 3 beads are held together with a long, gold colored pin.
Each earring piece measure approximately 4cm in length. The teardrop bead measures 0.75cm in width (at its widest point).
All in all, these teardrop beaded earrings are easy to put together and very quick too. They make into very pretty and elegant dangling earrings, perfect for bridal wear, weddings and other special occasions. They make cute earrings for Mothers Day and great gifts for other occasions too.
How to Make Your Own Earrings
Check out my video on how to make these elegant pair of teardrop earrings. And get the full list of supplies and step by step instructions for this easy tutorial right below this:
Supplies (Materials List)
Below are the list of materials required to make this easy pair of earrings. These should be easily found in your local craft store or jewelry making craft stores.
- 2 teardrop shape beads (with a hole running in the middle, from top to bottom). I used blue beads.
- 2 Gold earring hooks (earring wire)
- Small round gold filler bead (approximately 3mm in diameter)
- Small round and flat, rhinestones studded filler bead (approximately 5mm in diameter)
- Head pins (I used 4 cm long, flat back headpins, but you will only need about 2.5cm for each earring)
Tools (Jewelry Pliers)
- Round nose pliers (or needle nose pliers)
- Wire cutter
- Flat nose pliers
Attaching the beads to the headpin
- The first thing you need to do is hold the headpin and insert the teardrop bead into the headpin, the wide bottom in first. In choosing the headpin, make sure it is able to fit into the bead. If it is too thick, it may not be able to fit into the small hole of the bead.
- Next, insert the flat round, rhinestone studded filler bead onto the top of the teardrop bead. Top both the beads with the round gold filler bead.
- Push the beads to the end of the flat back headpin. Hold them in place. Measure approximately 1cm on the headpin (after the beads) and snip of the excess and discard it. You will need about 1cm length of the pin to form a loop, so be sure to leave enough wire for the loop.
- Still holding the beads tightly to the end of the headpin, bend the wire to about 45 degrees angle.
Making a loop with the headpin
- The next step is to make a loop. Use the round nosed plier to form a loop. Secure the ends towards the hole of the small round gold filler bead.
- Use a flat nosed plier to hold the hoop and gently bend the wire (the section with the beads) with your hands such that the hoop in well centered.
Attaching the beaded teardrop dangle into the earring hook
Earring hooks typically come with loops that can be opened. Depending on the gauge and hardness of the hook wire, you can adjust the loops with your fingers or a flat nosed plier.
For these beaded teardrop earrings, I use gold colored hook earrings that come with a loop that can be opened. The wire was soft enough to work with my fingers.
- To attach the top of the earring dangle into the hook, gently push the hook to the side to open up. The opening need not be too big, suffice if it is wide enough to insert the looped teardrop dangle.
- Also, when pushing the loop to open, instead of pulling it out the opposite direction, push it sideways for better results. The loop will stay well rounded and not loose its shape.
- Once the dangle is in the open ring, as a final step, push the opened loop back to its original closed position.
- And that completes the beaded teardrop earrings.
- The metal color - If you like your beaded teardrop earrings in silver or bronze colors, you can always replace the gold earring hook with these. For consistency in color, it is best to also use similar colored filler beads.
- The type of ear hook - If you prefer a different type of earring hook, you can always replace the one shown in this tutorial with the ones you like.
- The teardrop bead color and size - the teardrop bead is the star of these pair of elegant dangling earrings. You can make these earrings with beads of different colors and choose any variety of colors you like. You can also choose different shapes or different sizes, ie a larger bead or a flatter teardrop bead, and if you do, make sure the filler beads are proportionate to the bead.
Like this fun project? Here are my other crafts you might want to check out:
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- DIY Dangle Earrings with Chain
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Happy Crafting !