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How to create a pair of seed bead hoop earrings

Create festive statement earrings

Learn how to make a pair of seed bead hoop earrings.

For this tutorial, all you will need is a love for earrings, some memory wire and left overs of your favourite seed beads! By following this step by step guide, you will learn how to make some simple, lightweight seed bead hoops. The base of these earrings are created using memory wire, then using a selection of 8.0 and 11.0 seed beads of your choice, you will thread them on in your desired pattern. This is a great jewellery make that allows a lot of room for you to add your own creative flair. You can explore different colour ways, hoop sizes and designs to create the perfect pair of hoops for you! Challenge yourself to make a stunning pair of seed bead hoops for yourself and a loved one and don’t forget to share your final designs with us via our social media channels. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Step One

Cut 2 rounds of memory wire with a 5cm overlap

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Step Two

With round nose pliers make a loop horizontal with the wire

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Step Three

Thread on 27 x 11/0 seed beads in the main colour, an 11/0 in an accent colour, a 8/0 in a bold colour and 3 x 11/0's in the main colour. Repeat this pattern until you have 10 of the bold colour seed beads, then finish with 27 11/0's in the main colour.

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Step Four

Push all of the beads against the loop end and grip the exit wire with flat nose pliers and bend the wire to a right angle.

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Step Five

Trim the wire to approx 1cm length and pass this through the loop.

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Step Six

Grip the end with round nose pliers and make a vertical loop.

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Step Seven

Open the loop on a shepherd hook and add to the vertical loop of the earring.

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Step Eight

Repeat all steps to make a matching earring.

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