How to Make Pearl Earrings Using Head Pins | Making Jewelry

Hi. I’m Tam, and I’m going to show you how to
make a single gemstone earring. And here, we’re using pearls. Basically, this is a very popular, simple
earring, that a lot of people feel that it’s lacking in the market place, just because
it’s too simple to be sold in stores. But it’s something that most people want to
wear, basically. I know this because my costume designer friend
is always saying I need to find a single gemstone earring that reflects back to whatever outfit
she’s creating that day. I make a lot of these for her because you
can buy gemstones in any color, so it makes it very easy, and it’s a simple one color
earring that goes with any outfit. Basically, I’m going to make a pin head, which
is a component, a finding, which you can also buy. I’m going to make a loop like this, and then
I’m going to close it. Basically, this is what we’re going to make. We’ve made all the components. I have the pin head, and I’ve attached the
pearl onto it, and then I have the ear wire that I made already. When you make earrings, you have to make sure
you have a matching pair. You want to make sure you refer back to the
one you already made, to get the exact same look. I’m going to make the loop, switch hands,
and then I’m going to wrap the cord. And I want to match it to this one. This has about two and a half laps, so let’s
see. It comes to just about here, and I’m just
going to snip this. And straighten the wire, so basically you
have something like this. Just tighten this up a little bit here. And then I’m going to attach it onto my ear
wire. When you have a loop already like this, you
don’t want to pull it out like this to open. You always want to have a back and forth movement. That’s either to open a jump ring, or to open
anything. You want to move in this direction instead
of pulling it apart, because metal has memory in this direction only. If you pull it this way, you’ll never be able
to close it neat like this. Then you’re going to put this on, and then
you’re going to close it, and then just straighten it with your flat nose pliers. Basically, you have something like that.

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