Silver Bead Earrings

Make these stylishly minimal silver bead earrings using a solid ring and metal beads. I was inspired by a lot of thorn and sharks tooth designs I have seen lately, and wanted to create something of a similar shape using beads.

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

This make involves a little, tiny, bit of a beadweaving technique called brick stitch. Normally when I use bead weaving its on larger scale beads, but I’m branching out and using 3mm beads! It is only a small section of beading, so nothing too daunting. Also, I’m using some purple beading thread and a needle in the photos purely to make it easier for you to see what I’m doing. I really recommend using a clear, monofilament thread to make these- its practically invisible and is much more stable.

You will need:

-Metal link, I’m using a 20mm Quicklink

-12 x 3mm metal spacer beads

-Pair of fishhook earrings

-Clear monofilamant thread like Supplemax ,either 0.25mm or 0.30mm thick

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

How to:

1.Cut a 30cm length of mono-filament and tie to the link using a double knot, leaving a 10cm tail that we will tuck in at the end.

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

2.Working with the long end, thread on 2 beads

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

3.Take the thread under the link and up through the middle

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

4.Take the thread back through the last bead added, with the thread going in the opposite direction

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

5.Pull the thread tight so the beads sit snugly on the outside of the link

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

6.Thread on another bead and take the thread under and up through the link

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

7.Take the thread back through the bead in the opposite direction and pull the thread tight

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

8.Thread on 2 beads

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

9.Take the thread underneath the ‘bridge’ of thread between the very first 2 beads you added in Step 2.

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

10.Take the thread back through the last bead added, again going in the opposite direction. Pull the threads tight, making sure the beads are sitting nicely.

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

10.Now to add the last bead! Thread on 1 bead

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

11.With the thread coming out of the bead on the left, take the thread down through the bead on the right

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

12.Pull the threads tight, making sure the beads are all sitting evenly. Then tie off the the thread a couple of times and trim off the excess. Thread the short tail from the start up through the beads and trim that off too.

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

13. Open up the loop on a fishhook and add on your link.

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

14.Repeat all steps to create your second earring

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

You can also create an extra and make it into a necklace!

DIY Silver Bead Earring Tutorial

If you have a go at making your own silver beaded earrings, or have any questions feel free to comment below or message me on TwitterInstagram or Facebook! Happy Making!

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