Learn how to make long beaded earrings using the simple DIY tutorial! Most beaded earrings are made using wire headpins, but longer designs will have much more movement if you use thread. You can use any type and size of beads, as long as the small bead at the top can fit a jump ring through, as well as the thread.
You will need:
Selection of beads; I’m using size 8 seed beads in Permalux Mint Green, Lilac and Light Pink, Size 8 Pearl Ivory and some 7mm Opaque Bugle beads
Size 12 beading needle
Beading thread, I used Nymo in white
5mm jump rings
How to make Long Beaded Earrings
1.Thread 75cm of beading thread onto your beading needle. I’ve poured a selection of my beads onto a flocked beading mat; this makes picking up the small beads on your needle easier.
2. We are going to start at the top of the earrings and work our way down. Pick up 3 seed beads on your needle and slide them down onto your thread. Then go through the first bead you added (so the one furthest away from your needle) again in the same direction.
3.Pull tight and the beads will form a little triangle!
4.Add two more beads and go back around all the beads again. You should have a square of beads with one single bead at the top, with the thread coming out of the bottom of the “square”.