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Crafts: Pearl Dangle Earring DIY

Jewelry DIYs are one of my favorite things to make. They are relatively quick, easy, and you can make something that’s totally specific to your taste. Do you wear silver? Gold? Like bright colors or mostly neutrals? The same exact concept can look like a totally different piece once you customize it to your taste and put your own spin on it. I thought I’d make some pretty dangle earrings, and a simple gold pair with pink pearls at the end sounded like just enough fun to be special but not too over the top so it could be worn a little more casually too.

jump rings
jewelry head pins
link chain
-jewelry side cutters, needle nose pliers, and round nose pliers (you can buy them all together if you don’t have some)
-ball earring posts
8mm pink pearl beads


First you’ll want to use your cutters to cut two lengths of chain (make sure to make one set of two for each earring). One length will be 3″ long and the other 2 1/4″ long.

Use your pliers to open a jump ring, loop the top of both your chains through the ring, and attach the ring onto your ball post. Close the jump ring with the pliers.

Insert a head pin into a pink bead and use your cutters to cut the pin a little more than 1/4″ above the top of the bead.

Use your round nose pliers to make the top of the pin into a rounded hook like in the photo above, but right before you close it completely, attach the hook to the bottom of one of your earring chains so the pearl dangles from the end.

Repeat the process 3 more times so each of your chain segments has a bead at the end of it, and your earrings are done!

So pretty! And so easy too, right? You can definitely do more lengths and segments, different colored beads or even multiple beads on each strand to mix it up a bit. If you’re an earring girl, I think you’ll have a really fun time making and customizing your own pair. So give it a shot and see what you come up with! xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions.


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