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Pearl Drop Earrings — Version 2.0
Begin by placing a freshwater pearl bead onto a headpin.
With your chain nose pliers, grip the head pin above the bead.
Bend the head pin at a 90 degree angle.
Use the wire cutters to trim the head pin a little less than 1/2 an inch from the 90 degree bend. Save the piece you cut off, we’ll use it later!
Switch to your round nose pliers.
Carefully wrap the wire around the skinniest part of the round nose pliers, in order to create a closed loop in the headpin. You could also cheat a little bit and buy open eye head pins, which already have the loops made for you. Pretty sweet, right?!
Find that piece of head pin you cut off earlier, and make a loop at one end by carefully wrapping the wire around the skinniest part of your round nose pliers.
Attach the single pearl with a loop that you made earlier to the loop on the extra piece of headpin.
Place a freshwater pearl bead and a round crystal bead onto the headpin. Use your chain nose pliers to bend the top of the headpin at a 90 degree angle, just above the crystal bead.
Using your wire cutters, trim the head pin a little less than 1/2 inch from the 90 degree bend. Using your chain nose pliers, create a loop by gently wrapping the head pin wire around the skinniest part of the pliers. Leave the loop open a little bit.
Connect the loop to the fish hook earring and gently close using your chain nose pliers. That’s the end of your first earring! Repeat these steps for earring #2.
Congratulations, you’ve finished Pearl Drop Earrings v. 2.0! I wore these DIY earrings to my wedding, but pearls are perfect for any occasion. If you’re feeling generous, you could even whip up a couple pairs of earrings for your friends or perhaps your mom? Or keep ’em all to yourself, I won’t judge!
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