8 DIY Earrings Ideas For Beginners

Doing your own earrings might sound hard to do, but it’s actually pretty simple. In this article, I will show you step-by-step how you can make your own earrings at home using things that you probably have in your house already. If you have some old beads lying around or some new ones that you want to use, here are some DIY earring projects you can try out yourself today.

Japanese girl
Japanese girl

Dangly Danglers

Dangly danglers are a type of earrings that are easy to make and can be made from a variety of materials. You can also adjust the length of the dangles to suit your needs and make them as long or short as you want.

They look best when they’re kept at an angle that complements your face shape. One way to do this is by choosing earrings with matching shapes, such as round circles, squares, or triangles. Choose two contrasting colors for the different shapes to bring more visual interest to your ears.

After you choose the material, all you need to do is cut out the shapes from construction paper (or any other paper) and then glue them on either side of wire hoops (or any other kind). Stick one end into each circle so that both ends meet together in the middle. That’s it! These are really quick and simple to make.

Easy to make

Grab two straws and one paperclip per earring. You’ll want to bend one end of the paper clip so it’s hooked on both ends like this 〝 〟 shape.

Then put the other end through one side of your straw and hook it on with your fingers so it’s not sliding around (this is probably better for those with smaller fingers). Bend down that paper clip into an upside-down U shape, then loop the opposite end around and through the hole again so now it’s 〝 V〟 shaped – this is what will hold your earrings in place! Slide it all the way through the top of your second straw, leaving room at each end for hanging them on your ears.

Now trim off any excess pieces or loops of wire sticking out from either end of your new custom earrings. You can leave them as they are or paint them with nail polish or glitter glue and attach charms or beads too.

The Patterned Pearls


If you’re looking for a fun and easy DIY earrings idea, why not make some patterned pearls? They’re perfect for the fashionista on a budget.

Materials: -Beads (various sizes) -Wire cutters -Needle nose pliers or chain nose pliers

Instructions: String beads onto wire to the desired length. Bend the end of the wire into a loop with pliers. Add a bead to the loop and fold another end of the wire around it with pliers to create closure. Trim excess wire if needed. To hang your patterned pearl earrings, thread the ribbon through the back of the clasp and tie a knot at the top of your earlobe or take one side of the ribbon over your head and then down behind your neck before tying a bow. Or attach them to a clip so they can be clipped onto the hair when out of the house.

The Drop Gold Hoops

Gold Wire

Gold Hoops (If you don’t have a pair, you can also use gold beads and make your own earrings)

A Jewelry Saw or other cutting tool. I recommend using a wire cutter for this project because it will be more precise and require less work.

1. Cut the metal wire to approximately 3 inches in length, then loop it around the hoop at the desired length. Trim any excess with your jewelry saw. If you’re using gold beads as an alternative, string them onto the metal wire before trimming any excess. You may want to add some chain links to help keep the bead strands from sliding off while wearing them.

Simply find some chain that matches your bead color or pick up something that’s complementary to the style of earrings you are making. Thread one end of each link through the holes on each side of your hoop. Secure them together by pushing the ends together, then fastening them with a jump ring. Add some finishing touches like adding a drop charm on either side of the hoops for extra pizzazz!

The Tiny Cables

A tiny cable is a little bit like wrapping Christmas tinsel around your ear, but with cables! They’re such a fun and quick project that it’ll become your go-to for an evening at the craft store, or during those five-minute gaps of boredom. There are a variety of ways to make these tiny cables that you’re going to love.

Let’s get started! To start this project, cut off two strands of embroidery thread and knot one end to secure. Take the two strands in each hand and wrap them loosely around your fingers in opposite directions (you’ll need to hold onto the ends so they don’t slip through). Leave about three inches at the top between your hands and separate both sets of strings by about three inches as well.

Then knot one set of strings on top and pull down tight. Tie a small knot in the other set of strings on top to hold it together, then twist both sides in opposite directions until all four loops tighten. Holding onto the ends once again, slide one loop over the other loop to create the first cable. Keep sliding loops over loops until you reach the bottom of your finger and tie off with another small knot – now we’re making more than just an earring!

Thread your needle and tie a double-knot where there was a single loop before. Start at the base of your finger next time and work up towards where you’ve tied off before – now create tiny cable after tiny cable all along your fingers.

The Studded Shorties

Ear tops
Ear tops

This is a quick, easy, and budget-friendly way to make earrings. You’ll need two pieces of paper or cardstock that are about 1 inch by 2 inches. Then, you’ll cut the paper into squares with one side measuring 1 inch in length and the other measuring 2 inches in length. The second piece will be cut so that it’s also 2 inches wide, but only measures 1 inch high.

Fold your squares in half so that they’re standing on their short sides. Now fold one corner up onto the top and then pull the other corner over to meet it at the point where they intersect. It should form a little triangle that has a long edge facing outward. Take the corner closest to you and put it under the long edge and start rolling up tight around the point where they intersect.

When you reach the end, tuck any excess fabric underneath so that it doesn’t show when your earrings are hanging down. Place some glue on both ends of your seam before rolling them tight around the center to secure them together. To finish off these studs, add a single bead as an accent above each end of your rolled seam before pressing them closed again to seal them shut while keeping all of those beads in place!

The Bright Mini Bowties

For this project, you’ll need a variety of jewelry-making supplies, including 1 jump ring, 2 large chain links, and two medium chain links. You’ll also need a pair of pliers and some wire cutters. First, you’ll have to take the jump ring and wrap it around the large chain link in a clockwise motion. Then, you’ll have to take one of the small chains and thread it through the loop that was created by wrapping the jump ring around the larger chain.

Thread it through until there’s about 1 inch of space left between each side and then bend over one side with your pliers to fasten it securely in place. Next, repeat the same process on the other side of the necklace using the second small chain. Once both sides are done, you can now enjoy your custom-made mini bowtie necklace!

Chunky Chain Mix-Up

A great way to mix up your jewelry is to pair a chunky chain with some studs. These can be worn with jeans and a t-shirt or dressed up for a night out. You can either wear them as the only piece of jewelry or layer them with other pieces for a more complete look. The best thing about these earrings is that they are cheap! The most expensive part will be the chain and it’s possible to get an inexpensive one at a local store.

To finish off the project you need just two small jump rings, pliers, and some links from a chain. Put your pliers on the end of the jump ring where you want to attach it to the first link of the chain. With one hand grasp firmly onto both sides of this jump ring, whilst using the other hand in order to squeeze open those two arms on each side so that they’ll be able to reach around this first link in order to secure themselves around it.

If you find that this process is too hard then use another jump ring in order to create another loop which means you have something else in order to hold onto while doing this step again – now there’s no excuse not to do it! Continue until all of your links are attached with jump rings in place. Next, flip over and do the same for the second side.

After you’ve completed this task you can thread your beads onto any sort of chain-type material. I recommend using leather because it won’t cause unnecessary damage when sliding through the bracelet clasps.

Once they’re threaded make sure to cover them with clear nail polish so that they won’t come undone if bumped against something hard or scratched by anything rough like sandpaper! It may seem time-consuming but once you have finished you’ll never go back to plain old regular boring studs again!


Many people think that making your own earrings is too complicated, but it doesn’t have to be! These 8 DIY earring ideas are perfect for beginners who love fashion and want to make their own statement without breaking the bank. No matter what style you’re looking for, there’s an easy tutorial in this list to teach you how.

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