How to Make the ABC Earrings

SKU VID-1544
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Beginner
In this video you will learn how to assemble the ABC Earrings from start to finish. This Back-to-School design features fun initial charms and colorful wood beads swinging from a trio of silver chains.
Audio Transcript
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Hi, this is Kat with beadaholique.com and so today I'm using an ABC but this design is really meant for you to make it your own so if you wanted to use your own initials you can do that or you can do abc123 de F whatever you guys want so this is just kind of a really basic design for you guys to personalize and then I'm using some six millimeter wood beads here and I picked out some primary colors so I'm just gonna go with a red blue and yellow but I do want to show you that you get a lot of different colors here with this huge pack so I pulled out a couple here so you can see that you'll get some green and orange and purple in there as well so you're getting some really nice fun primary colors so if you wanted to you can pick out and do all orange beads or all purple or kind of mix and matches so this is just a really great multi pack for you to be able to decide which colors you want alright so then we're gonna be using I have this nice little lever back hook here I have some 5 millimeter 20 gauge jump rings some four millimeters silver-plated bicones here and then I have some 22 gauge eye pins and then the last component we're gonna have is I have a three millimeter Rolo chain so if you have everything ready to go we're gonna get started the only tools that you'll need is you're gonna need a pair of chain nose pliers a pair of round nose pliers and a pair of flush cutters so let's actually go ahead and start by using our pair of flush cutters now you can see that in the design up here let me just kind of spread it out for you there are three different links of chain so you can also alter this if you want it to be a little shorter or a little longer we're gonna do five 11 and 17 so I'm just gonna go ahead and count that off on my chain here so let's see so one two three four five so I'm going to cut the six they're just gonna come in with those flush cutters and set that aside all right so I have one that is 5 now I'm gonna count for 11 and I'm gonna cut the 12th 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 and cut the 12th there and I'm cutting all the way across it just to cut it in half in one clean motion there you can also just cut it and kind of open it up like a jump ring however you like setting aside my little scraps all right and now I'm gonna cut 17 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 let me just double-check that 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 here we go 17 and I'm gonna cut the 18th link there we go and you can see that I have some extra chain so that's what I mean by if you wanted to you could make it longer it's entirely up to you all right so I'm gonna go ahead and set my little chain aside and my flush cutters aside and now what we're gonna do is we're gonna make our little pieces here up at the top I'm just gonna pull this down so you guys can see it as I work so we're gonna be doing a bicone a wood bead and a bicone so just take one of your eye pins there and we're gonna string on one of our little bi cones here one wood bead and what's nice is you see that that bicone actually kind of fills the size hole of that wood bead so it sort of sits in there really nicely and creates a snug little look and then we're gonna slide another bicone there all right so now because the loop of our charm is a little bit larger what I want to do is I want to make a loop on this side to accommodate that so the loop that comes on the eye pin is what's going to attach to our chain so the loop on the bottom here we're going to make it a little bit bigger than that other loop so just come in with your round nose pliers here and all we're going to do is just for kick our wire back just a little bit wrap it up and over the top and you're gonna want to be about at least a quarter of an inch back on your pliers just to create a little bit of a larger loop and you can see that I'm just kind of opening it just a little bit so you can see that that loop is a little bit larger than that one so you can come in with your flush cutters and just trim that loop alright so now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna take my chain nose pliers then I'm just gonna sort of gently twist that open slip on my a charm and close that up just by giving it a nice little gentle twist same as you would sort of a jump ring all right so that's one piece there so I'm just gonna repeat that with the yellow one on my beam and the blue one on my C there alright so I'll do that's just a little bit quicker here a bicone I would bead a bicone coming in with my round nose pliers going up and over at the top there giving that a nice little open loop trimming my wire using my chain nose pliers to open slip on my little charm and close that up alright so now I'm ready for my C here and again this is really fun you can choose whatever colors you want whatever initial terms you want we also do have some fun symbols you can do like a tree of life or we have an ohm symbol as well so if you want to do something that's a little more yoga inspired you can do that as well lots of fun little things we also do have some if you're looking at those orange wood beads and purple we do have some dia de los muertos charms and this actually works with a lot of different charms what I love about using these tierracast charms is the orientation of the whole so it's going to be to the side there which is really nice so what you can do is if you needed to adjust it you can add an extra jump ring if you need it to face the right way alright so now we have our a B and C and we're all ready to go so now what we're gonna do is we're gonna take our little links of chain let me just kind of set them up here in order there we go and all we're gonna do is we're gonna come back to the small loop on top there without the charm I'm just gonna flip it around so I can orient it in my hands and I'm just gonna gently give a little twist to that simple wire loop I'm gonna slip on the last link of chain and just close that up and now just repeat for the other two here if you want you can use another plier to open the loop as well but this is a nice soft metal so you don't necessarily need it but if you just want a little bit more control feel free to do that and just slipping on just the last little link there and I like this Rolo chain it does sit very nicely alright so now we have all three of our dangles so the last step is we're gonna come in with our lever back here and we're gonna need take we're gonna take 1 5 millimeter 20 gauge jump ring and this is where you're probably going to want to use those two pliers there so I have my chain nose and we can use our round nose here as well to just kind of open that loop now you can see on my example here I'm actually gonna set that down up here you can see that I have the C the B and the a going this way so when you wear them together it'll kind of graduate in that format now if you wanted to repeat that same process you'd scoop them up the same way with the jump ring but if you want to create sort of a mirrored earring you would just go the opposite way so that's what I'm gonna do here it works the same for both so you can just decide you can also kind of you know as they sort of sit you can do that as well so just some options there for you all right so what we're gonna do is we're gonna pick up our little a charm here and then take a look at it and just make sure that it's facing the right way oops I'm actually noticing that my loop is not so closed there we go I always double check that all right so we're gonna loop on our chain and you see how it's actually kind of facing the wrong way so I'm gonna come in and I'm gonna loop it the other way so that my nice a is facing forward all right and now I'm gonna do the same with the B and again you flipped it around too so I'm just gonna flip that around there we go so that that B is facing forward oh actually I didn't have it the right way sorry about that there we go and now my C just kind of come in and yeah we are facing the right way so there we have a B and C and the last thing is I just want to loop on my lever back and I want to make sure that that is also facing the right way so it's gonna open towards the back there so now I can come in with my other plier and just close that jump ring right up I'm just gonna make sure it has a nice little flush closed there so that our earrings lay nice and flat so that is the ABC earrings and you can see that I did that mirrored side on both of them but you can make them however you like so it's super simple you you're gonna learn some simple wire loops how to open and close a jump ring and then just how to add those wood beads there so that is how to make the ABC earrings I hope you enjoyed this tutorial you can find all of these supplies and see even more free tutorials by heading over to beadaholique.com and hey if you're new here be sure to hit that subscribe button below

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