Getting back to my bead box was really fun this week. I am so excited that one of my favorite colors (TURQUOISE!!) is not only a really hot color in decorating this year but it’s a super-hot trend for accessories as well. Turquoise is extremely versatile since you can wear it with just about anything. It looks beautiful against black, brown, denim, and this time of year, plays up the color we all begin to see popping up on our sun-kissed faces as we spend more time outside.
So, before I begin rambling further about how much I love turquoise, I will tell you these earrings are really easy to make. If you don’t already have some beading supplies, visit a beading shop where you can usually purchase just the items you need and sometimes even use their tools when you make them there. Plus it can be really fun to grab a girlfriend, some coffee and shop for beads together. Also addictive, similar to thrifting so be careful 🙂 But have fun. Ok, here we go:
On the right you can see the finished earring, on the left, all the components you need to throw these babies together. If you don’t like the colors, like gold better, get crazy with them. They will be dangling from your lovely ears so make them unique to you. You will need an earring hook, the beads shown above, a short earring pin with a flat ending, and another short earring pin with a loop.
A pair of needle-nosed pliers and a pair of wire snips, or just two needle-nosed pliers work great, one will need to have the ability to snip wire at it’s base, which most do.
Snip off about 1/4 inch of wire depending on how large your beads are. You want about 1/4 inch left above the top bead, you will curl this with your pliers into a loop.
You can hook on the middle conch piece right before you close the loop, and avoid having to use too many connecting jump rings. This will give your earrings a more polished look. Speaking of polish, I will just say that my nails look terrible, as I have been painting the inside of my house as well as refinishing furniture. Don’t judge! 🙂
Now that the hook is on, you just need to open the lower loop on the bottom of the piece you just attached, and connect it to the lower half of your earring.