If you are new to jewellery making or you need a quick and easy gift in a hurry, you will find earrings are a great make. We have assembled a few of our favourite earring findings old and new to help inspire you to make stunning, designer looking earrings with ease. So let’s look at the ear fitting itself. There are various styles of earrings, the most popular ones are either a fish hook also known as ear wires or an ear stud. Additional styles include clip on’s, Shepard’s crooks, kidney wires and ear hoops. Hoops have seen something of a recent revival and to some are considered more of an everyday staple.
Snap In Earstuds
Our extensive range of snap in ear fittings allow you to add a facet gemstone and the claws of the fitting will hold it in place securely once inserted. No need for glue.
Chandelier Fittings make bold earrings and are usually best used for statement earring with lots of intricate beads, pearls or gems added to make real stand out earrings. These are a favourite for bridal jewellery too. Requiring a bit more work and perhaps not a ‘quick make’ these are still worth having a go at.
Pinch Bail Eardrops
Pinch bail style earrings are very easy to make and quite popular due to their stylish designer look. Simply add a drilled bead of your choice between the two ends and squeeze gently together. The pins on the end will hold the bead securely in position.
Glue In Earstuds
It's easy & simple to use Glue in fittings. Simply add a gemstone cabochon into a cup or onto a flat backed ear fitting and glue in place using either a craft glue like E6000 or a two part epoxy glue.
Create Birthstone Earrings
We have a selection of ready to wear birthstone earrings if you are short on time or you can have a go at making them yourself, just require a Glue in fitting and a cabochon of your choice. Birthstone earrings are also an ‘easy earring’ make and lovely birthday gift
Finally we look to beaded earrings made using a headpin and a fishhook. Obviously the design possibilities here are endless, you can use any combination of beads or pearls you like. To make take the beads and thread onto a headpin. Use a wrapped loop technique to finish the headpin and attach to a fishhook using a jump ring. Easy Peasy! (details of this technique) can be found in our starter guide)