How To: Grapevine DIY Earrings

One of my favorite things about the arrival of spring is spring color.  I love adding colorful accessories, and I have a great project to share with you for doing exactly that.  Today, I’m going to show you how to make a pair of grapevine DIY earrings!

Grapevine DIY earringsJust like any good jewelry project, feel free to put your own spin on the design of these DIY earrings and choose other colors or even other sizes of beads!  Personally, I am loving turquoise this spring!

Supplies needed to make your own grapevine DIY earrings:supply-list

Grapevine Earrings TutorialThe first step is to make your beads into charms.  Charm-making is something I have shown you before when I shared the design for a Spring Charm Bracelet, and once you master it, there are so many possibilities in jewelry making.  To create a beaded charm, you just thread a bead onto a head pin.  Then, using your round nosed pliers, loop the pin over the pliers, wrap the pin around the “neck” of the loop you just created, and cut the excess wire off with your wire cutters.  The process is shown below:

Grapevine Earrings TutorialIf you find that the little tail you cut off is still poking out slightly, just use your pliers to wrap it more snugly.

Then, repeat the process until you have enough charms.  In my case, that was 26 charms.

Grapevine Earrings TutorialThe rest of the project goes much more quickly, though!  Next, chain three 7mm jump rings together, and attach them to an earring wire.

Grapevine Earrings TutorialYou can now begin adding your charms to the DIY earrings.  This works best if you start at the bottom.  Open a 4mm jump ring, and use it to attach a charm to the lowest ring.  On the bottom ring, you will attach 3 charms.

Grapevine Earrings TutorialAfter you have added 3 charms to the lowest ring, add 6 charms to the center ring (3 charms on each side of the lowest ring), and then 4 charms to the top ring (2 charms to either side of the center ring).  This will give you that full “bunch” look!  I alternated colors so that my charms were pretty evenly mixed.  Of course, feel free to experiment, adding more or fewer charms to suit your own style!  You could also rock a bolder look by using some 6mm or even 8mm beads instead.

DIY Grapevine Earrings at Crafts UnleashedAnd your grapevine DIY earrings are finished!

What color combinations are you loving this spring?

About Adrianne

Adrianne is a working wife and mom of 2 kids. She blogs at happyhourprojects.com where the theme is tutorials and recipes that can be made in an hour or less. She started out making jewelry back in the 80′s, and was widely known among 3rd graders as the friendship bracelet queen. Her style has evolved since then, but her passion for creativity has only grown. Adrianne can be found writing, sewing, quilting, baking and crafting with a wide variety of mediums. She enjoys day trips and date nights, and has written several bad first drafts of novels.

Comments

  1. Thank you for this awesome tutorial , I made a pair using brown and green swarovski crystals with copper wire. They are a gift for my Aunt. I hope she likes them as much as I do.

  2. Adrianne, I want to thank you for putting this tutorial together & then sharing it. It was easy to follow & very clear. The earrings I made were for my sisters birthday. I made them out of antiqued copper metal parts with turquoise drops. They came out beautiful. My sister is going to love them, I’m sure. Thanks again :)

  3. I wish someone could show how to make a grape vine earrings with tear drop beads i cant seem to make it look right i doesn’t look as good as these do i know it’s different but i know it can be done just not me
    thanks love your earrings

  4. Thank you for sharing! I scooped your post on
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  5. Thanks for the tutorial! I just made a pair of these out of tiny buttons instead of beads, and I love how they turned out! So much fun. I’m off to check out more of your tutorials. :)

  6. How do you always make jewelry making look so easy? I love the color, and I might actually wear those earing. Love it.

  7. Thanks! As a novice, I wanted to know what tools to use to make the loops and how.

  8. These earrings shout spring!!! Thanks for the tutorial. I am definitely going to make at least one pair.

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