Thursday, October 07, 2010

Long Overdue Tutorial - Dangle Chain Earrings

Finally finished this tutorial yesterday and am on a roll as I've started another one today. These earrings are so fun to make. I saw something similar made by a high end designer and now I can't find them to even show them to you.  Oh, well here they are.  Enjoy!

Supplies Needed:
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Flush Wire Cutters
  • Flat Nose or Needle Nose Pliers
  • 6” of 20 gauge sterling silver wire
  • 2” of spare sterling silver chain
  • Various beads
  • Ruler
  • Hammer (optional)
  • Stainless Steel Block (optional)


  1. Gather all your supplies
  2. Cut wire into 2 – 3” pieces
  3. Fold one wire in half equally
  4. Insert your Round Nose pliers at the center
  5. Twist the wire 2 times as shown
  6. Remove your pliers and straighten out your end wires a bit
  7. Make a second one to match
  8. Even up the ends and trim if necessary
  9. Make a small loop with your Round nose pliers at the end of each wire
  10. Continue with the second wire piece
  11. Insert your chain on one side of your wire by opening a bit the loop and then closing
  12. Insert the other end of the chain on the loop of the other side and repeat with your second wire
 You may leave as is and finish off by adding your ear wire or continue by adding beads.

13.  Making a wrapped loop with your center bead
14.  Find the center of your chain and insert your half loop
15.  Wrap the wire around to finish the wrapped loop
16.  Trim excess wire
17.  Add your center bead to the other earring component
18.  Continue adding beads as desired to the links in the chain
19.  Finished earring components
20.  Handmade ear wires finish off the earrings

Lovely aren't they. Tutorial on the handmade ear wires will be coming soon.


  1. Nice tutorial! Pretty earrings!

    Best wishes,

  2. Hi Dana,
    I wrote a 'Saturday Centus' text inspired by your tutorial!
    Best wishes,

    Anna's two extra SC texts-'hammer'

  3. Love this tute! Who doesn't like crystals? I will definitely feature it in a future post so others can come visit!

  4. Hi Dana, thanks for sharing this tutorial! The earrings came out ver cute!
    I hope you don’t mind I linked it in a serie I just began on my blog:




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