Did you know that the name Margaret means pearl? Well, that’s what Google said which is why I made this pair of earrings for my friend, Margaret ๐Ÿ˜›

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What you need:

– 2 long metal findings

– 2 filigree bead caps

– 2 pearls/ beads (they can be of any colour but I like to use white or black beads to contrast with the silver bead cap) There are so many possible variations- I’ve included some suggestions at the end of this post!

– 2 earring hooks

– round nose pliers

– cutter pliers

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Step 1: Thread it

Insert the pearl/ bead followed by the filigree bead cap onto the metal finding.

Tip: if you are buying these components specifically for this project (instead of using a ready stash), 2 things to take note:ย — – – make sure that the hole in the bead is large enough to insert the metal finding through (but not so large the bead slides right off- it’s a tricky balance!) If you are using pearls, note that their holes are typically very small.

– is the metal finding long enough for both the pearl/bead and metal filigree piece? Measure or regret at your leisure. (Sorry couldn’t help myself there)

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Step 2:ย Bend it

Make sure that the pearl/ bead is right at the end of the metal finding and that the filigree piece lines up nicely with it before making a loop at the other end of the metal finding. Do not close the loop.

Step 3: Hoop it

Snip off the excess metal and insert the earring hoop before closing the loop.

Tip: if you are new to beading, a pair of round nosed pliers would be very helpful in getting the shape of the hook right.

Step 4: Repeat it

And there you go, a lovely pair of earrings in 5 minutes!

If you do make these earrings, love to see your take on it ๐Ÿ™‚ The best part of DIY-ing is putting your own personal stamp on something, don’t you think? ๐Ÿ™‚

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Written by Zen

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