How to make post earrings out of common 6mm bead and 18 gauge wire
Summary: Today’s tutorial is entirely about how to make post earrings by two kinds of common materials. While practicing this tutorial, no extra skills or experience are needed.
Aluminum Wire, Silver Color, about 1.5mm in diameter, 6m/roll(AW6x1.5mm-01)
Unit: 10 Rolls Weight: 339(g)
US $3.20 / 10 Rolls
Colorful Acrylic Beads, Imitation Pearl Style, Round, MediumSlateBlue, Size: about 8mm in diameter, hole: 2mm, about 2000pcs/500g(PACR-8D-19)
Unit: 500 g Weight: 575(g)
US $4.16 / 500 g
Jewelry Pliers, Side Cutting Pliers, Ferronickel, Carbon-Hardened Steel, 5.8cmx11.5cm(P006Y)
Unit: 1 Plier Weight: 99(g)
US $0.68 / 1 Plier
Jewelry Pliers, Wire-Cutter Pliers(Needle cutting), Polishing, Size: about 135mm long(PT-S027)
Unit: 1 Plier Weight: 97(g)
US $0.60 / 1 Plier
While mention the post earrings, most will classify it into the earrings stud class. To be frank, I cannot tell the exact difference between them as well. But there is one point I know is that compared to the post earrings, the stud earrings should be made from surgical steel and are usually used when someone pierce her ears first time. Now, let’s get started with today’s DIY: how to make post earrings out of common 6mm bead and 18 gauge wire.
Things will need in post earrings:
18 gauge wire
Side Cutting Plier
Instructions on how to make post earrings:
Step1: slide on the bead
Snip 15cm long aluminum wire from the coil and slid the bead onto the wire. Stop the bead at about 1.8cm from the starting to serve as the ear-post.
Step2: wrap the wire around the bead
Firstly, bend the long end toward right side;
Next, start to wrap wire around your bead until you get a complete circle. Here the wire needs to go behind the wire as picture show;
Then, continue wrapping until the long end reach to the top part after three or more circles.
Finally, wrap the excess wire of long end around the ear-post.
Step3: ending work for post earrings
Trim off the left-over parts from your earrings and clip the end with Plier. In the end, polish the ends by using the sand-paper or sand-paper block.
Thus far, your post earrings are done! Really hope that these instructions will inspire you to make more fabulous jewelry ornaments. For more projects on how to make post earrings, just stay tuned our pandahall.