+ pliers, wire cutters, and headpins
A quick shout out to Lisa. All those beautiful sparkly beads in the left bottom corner came from her in our bead swap. Super generous, I was really happy to see them included because I have never really worked with them and it was a great sampling. Everyone should check her out. Her pieces are timeless and of really great quality. Plus, she makes beauty products that have gotten great reviews.
On to the tutorial!
+ headpins. I didn't realize I had forgotten the headpins for this photograph until a lot later into the tutorial.
(Here are the headpins, lol)
Set it aside to dry.
Next, slide your bead unto the headpin and make your loop. Learn how to make the loop here. Don't close them.
Set them aside.
Next, take the lace and tie it into a know. If you can make a real bow, you can totally do that instead. I'm a terrible bow maker and I do it this way, haha.
Slide the knot of the bow unto your earring hook.
It will look like this. I used to tie the knot ON the hook, but it usually came out crooked. (I don't know if that was from my bad bow skills though...)
Now take your dry main piece and hang it from the hook, behind the lace.
Then take your bead and hang it off the bottom. Don't forget to close your loop!
Snip the excess lace.
Now you're done! Pretty easy, right?
- Use ribbon instead of lace
- Hang more than one bead on the bottom
- Different beads and color combos!
- Studs instead of hooks
Thank you for viewing!
PS. If any fellow crafters are out there, I would love to participate in more bead swaps!