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Butterfly bead earrings with a twist – DIY

If you’ve got a piece of silver wire, ear hooks and beads, you can make for yourself these differently designed pair of butterfly bead earrings with silver spiral. So how do you make these earrings? The tutorial follows…

Butterfly bead earrings

Materials Needed:

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Tools needed: 

  1. Round Nose Pliers
  2. Flat Nose Pliers
  3. Wire Cutter

How to make Butterfly Bead earrings:

Step 1:

Start by inserting an acrylic butterfly bead in a silver wire.

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Step 2:

Using round nose pliers bend and make a loop at the top of the wire.

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Step 3:

Gently bend the wire and bring the lower part of the wire upward. Make a neat wrap at the top (close to the loop) bringing the wire to the right as shown.

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Step 4:

Bring the wire down.

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Step 5:

Assess the length required for the spiral and cut off any excess wire using wire cutter. Now start making a spiral using round nose pliers.

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Step 6:

Keep rotating till you have a spiral of the required size. For a more detailed tutorial on making spirals, check this.

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You now have this…

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Step 7:

Insert a fish hook ear wire at the top. Open and close the hook using flat nose pliers.

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The earring is complete.

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Step 8:

Repeat steps 1 to 7 for the other earring.

5 comments

  1. Hi Ramya,

    It is simply superb. Liked very much!!!

    Could you pls tell me where we can get the Silver wire/ Copper wire in chennai?

    Thanks in advance:)

    Regards,
    Ambika

    • Hey Ambika.. Thank you! I tried some local craft stores in Chennai but wasn’t too pleased with the quality of supplies available – so what I’ve used here have been bought off etsy.com. Good luck!

  2. Good One Ramya!! Nice color too…small suggestion it would have been even prettier if you had used small white beads in the top and bottom of the butterfly (something like used in “Easy Floral Studs”)

  3. Hi, These are just lovely and simple. I would like to know the gauge and length of wire use. I’m trying to cut costs and looking for patterns that help me save wire, especially silver. Thanks so much

    • It has been quite a while since I made this…so I am trying to recollect… It was a 24 gauge wire and I think the length was about 2.5 inches…

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