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DIY Pearl Earrings

Wit the help of this DIY Pearl Earrings tutorial from Emi Harrington, you can make your own pearl earrings with ease!  These DIY pearl earrings are great for a soon to be bride or a fun way to dress up your wardrobe.  They also make a great gift for a friends and family!

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I like these pearl earrings and find the tutorial very well done. She spoke very clear and her hands stayed clear when she was showing the steps. I have been hesitant about this wire wrapping technique but after seeing this tutorial I am going to give it a try. I also have not made a pair of stud earrings yet because I have concern about the wire hurting your ear when going through ear hole. Do you need to file it? This is a must see video and worth the watch.

Thanx for sharing this, I made it and its lovely.

I think the earrings are lovely! Thank you so much for taking time to share your is very helpful. P.S. to "blayzesmom"...seriously?!! Whatever happened to common courtesy? Your post is quite rude.

Yes, the pliers are wrong, the wire is wrong, the pearls may not be right - but they are very pretty earrings - I don't usually make stud earrings - and I will make the appropriate changes when I make them myself. Give her a break!

I think they're actually quite ugly and very unprofessionally made. Any beginner craftiest would recognize she is using electrical pliers instead of jewelers pliers (chain nose). If she is too poor to own a pair she can email me and I'll send her a half dozen.. This is a very sad video.

I love them. They are very pretty, thank you for sharing, God Bless you

Technique: Good (although the wire can be wrapped around the bead tighter by using a nylon-jawed pliers) Wire: Questionable (what material is used? many wire available are ill-suited for use as ear wires) Beads: Questionable (acrylic "pearls" used in video when crystal pearls would be a better choice) Tools: Very Poor (electrical pliers should NOT be used for creating jewelry, and marring can be seen in the video. no burr remover is used on the end of the ear stud)

After watching this video, I have to agree with the previous two commenters about using proper tools and supplies. There are a couple of things that concern me in the construction materials and tools. First, the materials. She doesn't say what kind of beads she is using other than "pearls," but when she shows the beads, it's easy to see that these are not, in fact pearls or even crystal pearls, but they are ACRYLIC. Yes, that's great for weight and very thrifty, however, if making these to sell, the buyer should be aware of everything. Acrylic beads, especially those with a coating, lose their sheen and nice appearance over time. The wire is a major concern as well. It appears to be silver, but many craft wires are silver in color without being silver, plated, or filled. For earrings, nothing less pure than STERLING-FILLED should be used, as earrings go inside the ears. Next, she is NOT using jewelry pliers, and later in the video, the wire is visibly marred from using improper tools. If you watch carefully, you can see where Emi is trying to hide the mars with her left hand as she moves the earring to show the wrap. Third, there is no mention of additional tools being needed in making earrings. If one is clipping the stud portion, then a burr remover should be used to ensure a smooth end so no damage is done when inserting the earrings for wear. IF the correct tools--jewelry pliers and a burr remover--and materials--silver-filled or sterling wire and crystal pearls--are used, this could make a wonderful set of earrings.

She's using an ELECTRICAL pliers for pete's sake! That is the fastest way out there to ruin your wire and many other jewelry projects! Also, she says nothing about the type of wire--sterling, plated, silver filled or craft? And many craft wires are dangerous to use for ear wires due to the dyes used in coloring them. Many people don't know this until they get contact dermatitis from toxic ear wires. People who sell their work should try to conduct themselves in a professional manner, and if you are going to share techniques etc (which is a nice thing to do!) do it the right way and don't set people up for automatic frustration and failure by encouraging them to use the wrong tools from the start. It's so much easier and less frustrating to learn things the right way first and not have to UNlearn them because you've ruined your first project!

Kam, everything you said is true... and I agree. I am really surprised she was using that type of pliers. However, this is a very cool way to make a quick pair of stud earrings! What I'm surprised, is that she had a "pearl" bead that had a hole big enough for that size wire. Even crystal imitation pearls usually have a very small hole. So, that is something I wanted to point out to folks... make sure you have the right guage of wire to make it through the hole in your pearls. Real pearls usually have a very small diameter hole drilled into them. I'm also concerned, that if I have to use a small guage wire, will it be strong enough to use as an ear stud post.


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