As I have a bead stash to bust, I have been thinking about quick and easy gift ideas to make myself and to share with the readers of this blog in the hopes that all of our stashes will be a bit smaller by the 25th December. I have been wanting to write tutorials for some time and I thought now was a good time to start.
For my first tutorial I have chosen a simple pair of simple hoop earrings that I have made many times, I hope you like them!
Tools; Wire Cutters, Crimping Pliers, Round nose Pliers
1. First cut a piece of beading wire 7 inches long, thread on 1 FP and 1 11, repeat 8 times then thread 1 FP.
2. Thread 1 crimp bead onto one end of the wire, pass the opposite wire through the crimp bead to form a circle.
3. Pass both wires through the FP next to the crimp bead and pull tight.
4. Crimp the bead and trim the wire ends.
5. Attach an earwire.