Trapeze earrings are a simple way to add interest to an outfit. They can be made in different designs – some trapeze earrings are more interesting than others, some are simpler and some are statement pieces. If you’re looking to make a pair of DIY earrings in this style – fret no more, they are really simple to make with the right materials. Follow along as I show you how to create a pair of these DIY earrings for yourself – or to give to your friends!
Trapeze DIY Earrings Supplies:
- Darice Cable Chain Lengths
- Lever Back Earrings
- Aluminum Jewelry Wire
- Curved Metal Tube Beads
- Green Agate Nuggets
- Jewelry Pliers Set
- Sandpaper / Rotary Tool
Here’s an easier reference for the materials I have used:
Step 1: If you have a smaller tube bead, you can skip this step, otherwise, mark the center of your curved metal tube bead. Using your side cutter, carefully cut your tube in half.
Step 2: Using sandpaper or a rotary tool, sand the ends of where you cut your curved tubes to make them cleaner.
Step 3: Cut a length of wire, and using your round nose pliers, make a loop on one end as shown in the photo below.
Step 4: Thread your curved tube, a bead and the other curved tube onto the wire. Shape the whole wire piece until you achieve a U-shape. To close, bend the other end of the wire, trim it and loop.
Step 5: If you are using chain connectors with jump rings at the ends, take off the jump rings using your flat-nose pliers (but don’t forget to save them) and attach one end of the chain to the looped end of the wire, and do the same for the other side.
And that’s it! Your DIY earrings are done. You can easily use different colors for the metal pieces, different chains or even different beads to change up the look of your earrings. It does come together really fast – less than an hour for a pair, specially using pre-cut length of chain.
Have a great time crafting!
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Aki is an avid DIYer at heart. She documents her crafting adventures over at Minted Strawberry where she shares various DIYs – but mainly focusing on jewelry, clothing and accessory crafts. She also shares printable cards, wallpapers and other graphic work. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas.