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Changing dangles earrings

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Changing dangles earrings

The best part of these simple hoop earrings is is that with large enough wrapped loops, you can create a wardrobe of earrings with the same basic finding. This project is a great way to use up some pretty bits that you have in your bead stash. Two easy steps can create a myriad of looks, once you master the basic wrapped loop!


SUPPLIES

  • pair of hinged hoop earrings 
  • 2 15 mm round Venetian-glass bead
  • 4 4 mm bicone crystals
  • 4 4-6 mm bead caps
  • 2 2-in. (5 cm) head pins
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

INSTRUCTIONS
Changing dangles earrings Step 1
STEP 1. On a head pin, string: bicone crystal, bead cap, Venetian-glass bead, bead cap, bicone. Make a wrapped loop with the largest part of your roundnose pliers.
Changing dangles earrings Step 2
STEP 2. Open the hinge on a hoop earring and attach the dangle. Make a second earring to match the first. You're done!
DESIGN ALTERNATIVES
changing dangles group 1
Combine different beads and bead caps to create a variety of looks! Two crystals in different sizes but the same color. That funky pink bead that spoke to you but you didn't know what to do with!
changing dangles group 2
A heart-shaped charm and a red crystal. Alternating sizes of black beads set off with some silver bead caps. Almost any combination will work -- just string your beads on a head pin and make a wrapped loop!
Changing dangles earrings single art bead
Use a single art bead on a jump ring if the design calls for it! 
Changing dangles earrings with chain loops
Use up scraps of chain, too. Put tiny beads and finding on a head pin, attach it to a bit of chain, and hang it from a jump ring! Add multiples for a kinetic look. 
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