This tutorial is really good for impatient people. That’s because these earrings seriously take about 10 minutes to make, and there is only 3 steps. How easy is that?
Inspired by Nugaard’s Briolette Trapeze Earrings, the handmade version is super customizable and easy to whip up for any last-minute occasion. The original version uses faceted briolette gemstone beads which can get pricy; so, I used glass teardrop beads which are way cheaper and still give the same look. You can use any colors you want, too, and alter the length or even metal color to customize.
|The Nugaard earrings.|
Step 1: Gather materials. Needed are pliers, gold chain, gold ear wires, thin gold wire (like 26 gauge), and 10 6mm glass teardrop beads.
Step 2: Cut about a 3″ piece of your gold wire. Make a super small loop at the end, and twist wire to hold. Thread on 5 of your glass teardrops. Then, make another loop at the end of the wire to finish, twist, and cut.
Step 3: Repeat step 2 to make your second link. Take your gold wire, and attach a piece to both loops on your link. My earrings turned out to be about 1.75″ long, but you can use any length of chain you’d like to make them shorter/longer. Just make sure the same amount of links hang from each loop, otherwise they will be lopsided! Then, just thread the two ends of chain onto your ear wire (I had to cut the bottom off my ear wire and re-loop it, as it was facing the wrong way originally. Make sure the loop faces you so that your dangle faces forward).
Ready to wear!
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