How to Make the Halloween Earrings - An Exclusive Beadaholique Kit

SKU VID-1130
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Beginner
In this video you can follow along to make the Halloween Earring Kits from Beadaholique. You will see how to cut your chain, make simple wire loops and how to open and close jump rings to complete this design.
Audio Transcript
Note: This audio transcript is auto-generated and may not be completely accurate.
Hi, this is Kat with beadaholique.com purchase from beauty Holly calm so we have six varieties of these Halloween kits and I'm just gonna start off by showing you what we have so up here at the top we have these really fun spooky witches and these are all Swarovski crystals and our witch has some black and purple we have some scaredy cats and these are black and crystal silver night and I have my jack-o'-lantern pumpkins here in a classic black and orange we have our gravestones and these are with our jet and green and these are our little bats and nice and spooky with a little red and black and the ones I'm going to be making in the video today are going to be our walking zombies and these feature green and purple and I just wanted to hang these ones up so you kind of see how fun and dangly and kind of sparkly they really are and these are just some really nice fun sort of classic Halloween shapes and colors so I hope you enjoy making all of them so let me tell you what you're going to get in your kit when you receive it you're going to get your two colors of bicones of course to your particular kit that you've purchased and you're going to get six of one color and six of another color you're going to get your two charms two earring hooks and you'll have two sizes of jump rings you'll get too large and too small you'll get 12 head pins and one foot of the silver chain now what you'll need to make this kit is you'll need a pair of chain nose pliers a pair of flush cutters and a pair of round nose pliers and this is sort of your basic tool set for jewelry making so let's go ahead and get started so to begin we're going to take one of our head pins and just take one of your little beads and go ahead and string it onto your head pin and slide it all the way down towards the towards the pin part and now you're going to take your round nose pliers and you're going to make a simple wire loop so go ahead and place your wires about an eighth of an inch away from your bead they're enough so that you can bend the wire back and then wrap it over the top and around your bead cross it over remove your plier and use your flush cutters to trim that wire and you can just set your extra piece of wire aside so that is one of our little dangles and you're just going to repeat that step for all 12 of the bicones and I'm gonna come back to show you the next step okay so now that we have our bicones all set up what we're going to do next is we're going to cut our chain into our little dangle pieces now this is a really fine chain so instead of measuring it and telling you that this is a quarter of an inch or this is a half an inch I've actually gone ahead and made it easier for you by just simply counting the links so that's exactly how we're gonna do this and it might be a little tedious but you'll have enough chain here for both earrings so just follow along with me and I'll tell you as we go the links that I'm cutting because it might be a little difficult to see but I'll just sort of vocally tell you as well so for the first dangle we're gonna do eight links so you just count one two three four five six seven eight and you're gonna use your flush cutters and cut that ninth link and now just set your little piece of eight right there and we'll continue for the next one we're gonna do 18 so one two three four five six seven eight nine 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 and I'm going to cut the nineteenth and just set that just sort of work from left to right and what we're doing is we're cutting these in order so it's going to be easier for you to add on your dangles next one is 15 one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen and trimming the sixteenth again just set that down next we have 20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 you're gonna cut that 20 first link there yeah and now we have a quick one it's just just 5 1 2 3 4 5 cut the 6th link and 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 cutting that 13th and for the last one we have 20 again so you're going to do 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 and cutting that 21st and this is the chain for the second one so you're just going to repeat that entire process with the second chain and I recommend that you lay it out in the exact same way so why don't you go ahead and do that and I'll be right back to show you the next step okay so our next step you can see that I've already added the bicones and sort of lined them up on my work surface here so I have I'm starting with the green and the purple and the green and then this long one in the center is where my charm is going to go and then I have purple green purple now you'll have in your instructions which colors go where or you can place them wherever you like but I did just kind of want to alternate mine for my purposes here okay so now what we're going to do is we're going to attach each little dangle to each chain so you're going to need your chain nose pliers and you're just going to go ahead and open up that little loop there just enough to slip that chain onto it and now you just close the loop just like so you can also if you're more comfortable you can use your round nose pliers and your chain nose pliers together and you can take one part of the loop and just sort of twist it open like that I'll become a little bit more open for you but that might be easier but whatever sort of gets that loop nice and open and nice and closed is what you're looking for I like to just use the one player it gives me a little bit more stability for myself so continue to do that and you're going to continue to do that for both chains but I just want to show you here and let me do this last one on this sort of half of it and then I'll show you how to open that jump ring for that charm because that you're going to want to use both your pliers for so you take the jump ring in your chain nose pliers and with your round nose pliers just gently twist it open slip it through the loop of your charm and attach your chain directly to it and now just close that loop I'm sorry close that jump ring so continue to add your wire loops to each of your designated chains and I'll be back to show you the next step okay so now we're ready to assemble our earring and this is the last step in the whole process so what we're going to do is we're going to take one of those large jump rings and again just taking your chain nose pliers and your round nose plier and you're just going to open up that jump ring and you can either hold it in your finger or hold it in your pliers whichever is more comfortable I'm actually going to try to do in the pliers so that you can see a little bit better so what you're going to do now is you're going to work from right to left and you're just going to add on those little dangles and technically you can work left to right a few if you prefer just as long as they kind of stay in this order just get my chain on there well twisted there we go there we go just a little twisted so I had to just work with it a little bit so there is one and I'm gonna get at my second one and my third one okay now when I go to add my charm for my zombie I'm gonna want to make sure I'm actually just gonna lay that down for just a second I'm gonna want to make sure that the chain is facing the right way because he does have a front and a back sometimes have a front and a back so you just want to just be aware of that so I need to make sure that he is facing the right way and again sorry if this is a little difficult to see and but the chain is so fine that it's just a little difficult there we go so he is facing the right way with the chain and continue to add on the rest of your chains in order and now before I close this loop what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna slip on my earring finding and I want to make sure that hook is facing backwards especially from the charm so that it hangs the right way when you wear it so now simply just take your round nose plier and make sure that that you get a nice flush seal on your jump ring and there you go there is one earring complete and you'll just repeat that process to complete the second earring so there you have your finished earrings and be sure to check out beadaholique.com to choose your favorite Halloween earring to wear at this season you

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