DIY How-to: Ball Drop Earrings

DIY Statement Ball Drop EarringsI’ve been having this thing for really big statement earrings. I specially love the Bon Bon beaded ball drop earrings from Rebecca De Ravenel’s. I love that you can wear this even been dressed down, just to add a little bit of drama. And being the crafty person that I am, I wanted to create a tier drop earring inspired on it. For my version, I used Acrylic pearl beads, but you can also use beaded ones, in different sizes. 

Materials Needed

Small, Medium & Large “Pearl” Beads | Clip-on Earrings with Loop | 26 gauge bead wire, silver color | Crystal 4mm Venezia bicone beadsMini bail forming pliers & side cutter

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Start by cutting two identical 6″ long wire pieces, and loop around the end to lock, by using the bail forming pliers. I love using mini ones, because they are easier to handle for small projects, like this one.

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Start filling up the wire, using the larger pearl bead working your way thru the smallest one. For separating in between the pearl balls, I used small venezia crystals beads, I like the separation that two gave, but you can also use only one.

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Once you get the final bead, you can loop the top using the pliers and connect to the clip-on earring. I prefer using clip-ons for this because the bead are a bit heavy, so when you wear them it doesn’t pull your ear lobe. I love how the final product look, as it looks very fancy and nice. iI can’t wait to try this on a ombre colored version, maybe pinks or blues.

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And if you are not feeling that crafty to do your own DIY, there are some pretty affordable (and not so much) options that you can shop below.

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  • Wow! I wouldn’t have thought about DIY-ing these. They look great! Thanks for sharing!

    for vanity’s sake