Frida's Hands Earrings Tutorial

Written by
Mollie Valente
Published on
October 27, 2021 4:59:59 PM PDT October 27, 2021 4:59:59 PM PDTth, October 27, 2021 4:59:59 PM PDT

Created by: Mollie Valente


Designer Tips

  • String the following beads onto a eye pin: 1 round corrugated-metal bead, 2 rubber wire keepers (these work as positioning beads for the large-hole Mirage bead), 1 Mirage bead, and 1 round corrugated-metal bead.
  • Finish the end of the eye pin with a wrapped loop; snip off the excess eye-pin tail. For step by step instructions on making wrapped loops, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
  • Use a 5mm jump ring to attach the wood charm to the bottom loop of the eye pin.
  • Attach an earring hook to the top (wrapped) eye-pin loop.
  • Repeat steps to make the second earring.

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 pair #34-063-41 Bronze Niobium Earring Hook Findings
  • 1 ounce (use 2 pieces) #37-136-7 Antiqued Copper Plated Jump Ring, Round, 5mm
  • 1 dozen (use 2 pieces) #29-730-R Baltic Birch Wood Charm, Hand, 25x16mm
  • 1 ounce (use 2 pieces) #37-722-7 Antiqued Copper Plated Eye Pin, 2", Standard
  • 1 gross (use 4 beads) #26-464-7 4.5mm Round Corrugated Beads - Antiqued Copper Plated
  • 1 strand (use 2 beads) #27-398-11 Color-Changing Mirage Bead, Moon-Basket
  • 1 gross (use 2 pieces) #33-960 White Rubber Earring Backs, Wire Keeper (Use as a bead aligner inside the large-hole Mirage beads.)

Tools

  • #65-553-00 The Beadsmith Microfine Plier Set, Four Piece
  • #69-056 EURO TOOL Side Flush Cutter
  • #66-214-06 Bead Mat (optional-keep beads from rolling away while you work)