Dangle Shell Earrings

You all know that one of my favorite colors this season is coral!  But, a close second is royal blue.  It’s so deep and gorgeous, and will transition really well into summer too with its nautical feel.  I have a few favorite blue pieces in my spring and summer wardrobe, but I didn’t have a pair of earrings that I loved to go with them.  So, what’s an artsy mama to do?  Make some, of course!
Here’s how I did it, and you can too!  Wholeport.com provided me with the beads; here’s everything I used:

Materials:
- 12 mm round blue shell beads
- 6 jump rings
- 6 head pins
- 2 earwires
- needle nose pliers, flat nose pliers, wire cutters

First, choose six beads and put each one on a head pin.  Form a wire loop {use needle nose pliers to bend the head pin at a 90 degree angle, trim, and bend into loop shape}.

 Next, join three jump rings together; I ended up using two large and one small, but you can use whatever sizes you prefer.

Place one bead on each jump ring.  

Attach ear wire to top jump ring.

There you have it, a simple pair of fun dangle earrings perfect for spring and summer!

Hugs & Glitter,

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7 comments on Dangle Shell Earrings

  1. Natalie @ NorthShore Days
    April 25, 2013 at 11:14 AM (2 years ago)

    I have these beads!!!! Like a ton of them! Amy shout out if you would like the green and pink versions – seriously I have loads. Love these earrings.I’m just about to write up a tutorial for a similar pendant but will only post next week – I’ll give you a shout out for your earrings, if that’s okay? xx Nat

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  2. Rachel @ The Philosophers Wife
    April 25, 2013 at 12:00 PM (2 years ago)

    They are super cute! I might have to try something like this later! Although, I’m not sure that I have any of the shell beads not already committed to a project…

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  3. Marilyn Clark
    April 27, 2013 at 11:02 AM (2 years ago)

    These are such cute earrings and I LOVE the color blue of the beads you chose! Well done!

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  4. Emily
    April 29, 2013 at 3:37 AM (2 years ago)

    Amy, these are so cute! Love them! I’m about to embark on jewelry making, so I’m going to be referring to your blog a lot, I know!

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    ~Emily
    A Tossed Salad Life

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  5. ♫♪♫ Mardi
    May 3, 2013 at 3:16 AM (1 year ago)

    I like this idea! I have a stash of camo shell beads I have been wanting to use. They will look great with this idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. bretay
    May 4, 2013 at 2:25 PM (1 year ago)

    i love these amy..so cute..and i am gonna have to do camo for one of my granddaughters and maybe a pink and purple for the other one.i posted this on my blog with your link for the tutorial.i put my site below if you wanted to double chek on it.if anything else you want me to add ot it,please let me know.
    http://allfreepatterns.blogspot.com

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