How to Make Cluster Earrings - Simple Handmade Earring Design
Summary: This simple handmade earring design is to show you how to make a stunning pair of cluster earrings with copper wire and multi-sized beads.
Maybe you are one of the cluster earring fans; then this handmade cluster earring design is quite suitable for you! There are many different ways to create the cluster effect and I believe this tutorial is introducing a quite simple one; following this how to make cluster earring instructions, you will go into cluster craze.
Materials and tools for the handmade cluster earrigs:
1.5mm golden aluminum wire
0.5mm golden brass wire
8mm purple bicone glass beads
6mm light-purple bicone glass beads
8mm light-purple frosted acrylic beads
10mm purple round faceted glass beads
10mm orange abacus acrylic beads
8mm yellow abacus glass beads
8mm sky-blue abacus glass beads
8mm blue abacus glass beads
8mm light-green glass pearls
6mm khaki glass pearls
Clear drop shape glass beads
Turquoise drop shape beads
Aluminum flower beads
Golden jump rings
Golden earring hooks
Round nose plier
Flat nose plier
Instructions on handmade cluster earrings:
Step 1: Make cluster-beaded dangles
1st, pick a 18cm piece of golden aluminum wire and loop one end;
2nd, coil the wire with golden copper wire;
3rd, add purple bicone beads, frosted bead, round bead alternately and continue coiling;
4th, thread copper wire through a pink aluminum flower bead, make it go back through the bead and secure it onto aluminum wire;
5th, continue beading and coiling;
6th, coil the rest copper wire 5 time around aluminum wire and cut off excess tail.
Step 2: Finish the earrings
1st, leave 1.5cm end and cut off excess aluminum wire;
2nd, flatten the cutting end with flat nose plier;
3rd, attach ear hook to the cluster dangle.
The final look is like this:
Tada! The simple handmade cluster earrings are done! Cluster earrings are a fun variation on your typical dangles. In the way in this tutorial, you can create more personalized cluster earring designs.