Pandahall's Free Tutorial on Making a Pair of Vintage Beaded Drop Earrings
Summary: This is a detailed tutorial on making a pair of vintage beaded drop earrings with pearl beads, glass beads and rhinestone beads. Just check the steps below to start your DIY project.
There are many pearl and rhinestone drop earrings designs on this site, but today I still made a pair of vintage beaded drop earrings with glass beads, pearl beads, gold bead spacers and rhinestone beads for beginner to learn. In making this pair of beaded drop earrings, you do not need any beading skills, making it a good DIY project to try.
Supplies in making the vintage beaded drop earrings:
6mm White Pearl Beads
6mm Transparent Faceted Glass Beads
6mm Brown Faceted Glass Beads
4mm Transparent Faceted Glass Beads
3mm Gold Bead Spacer
6mm Purple Rice Pearl Bead
10mm Brown Rhinestone Flat Bead
18x13mm Rhinestone Drop Bead
11x16 Glass Square Bead
Brass Ear Stud
Brown Lace Cloth
Instructions on making the vintage beaded drop earrings:
Step 1: Stick beads to the lace base
1st, cut a piece of oval lace cloth and a piece of yellow felt paper, then place the lace on the center;
2nd, thread a piece of cotton thread through a needle, then fix the glass squre bead in the center place of the lace cloth, and stitch 4 6mm white pearl beads on the corners respectively;
3rd, add a rice shaped purple pearl and 2 6mm transparent glass beads on both sides as shown in the picture.
Step 2: Add glass beads and gold spacer ornaments
1st, thread the needle through gold bead spacers, a 4mm transparent glass bead and a gold bead spacer;
2nd, stitch the beads along the base as shown, and add other beads ornaments symmetrically;
3rd, thread the needle through a 6mm brown glass bead and make a stitch, then thread through a 6mm brown glass bead again and make another stitch. Do the same as for the other side as pictured.
Step 3: Add rhinestone beads and finish the earring
1st, stick a 18x13mm rhinestone drop bead to the bottom of the bead ornaments, and then tailor the shape out;
2nd, cut a 10mm round felt paper, then thread the cotton thread through to connect it with the bead drop;
3rd, trim off the thread and stick an ear earring stud base on the felt paper;
4th, stick a 10mm brown rhinestone bead to the stud base and finish the earring;
5th, repeat the whole process to make the other earring to make a pair.
Look at the final piece of this pair of vintage beaded drop earrings!
I decided to make this pair of vintage beaded drop earrings a gift for my mum after finishing them. If you are also impressed by the pearl and rhinestone drop earrings design, and then have a try! You just need needle and glue guns to make the main part of the drop, and the beads are up to your taste!