Paper Bead Threader Earrings

Posted on Nov 27, 2009 in Paper Bead Creations | 1 comment

Paper beads is just perfect for earrings because they are lightweight, you can make them into chandelier earrings or dangling earrings, it gives you the desired look but also easy on your ears.  When I saw this threader earring finding, I thought they would be perfect for a single paper bead.  I chose what I call the diamond shaped paper bead for this project.

Materials you need are the following:  threader earring finding (available, tear drop shaped (briolet) crystals, 4mm bicone or round crystals or any bead of your choice, 3 inches eye pin, bead cap, spacer and 26 gauge silver or craft wire.



First, you take the 3 inch eye pin and put in bead cap, paper bead, spacer and 4 mm bicone (in this order), make a wire loop (please check our tutorials), before closing the loop attach it into the ring and the end of the threader and wire wrap.  It should just take you 15 minutes to do the earring.  Of course, what is fun and takes longer time is the selection of the beads.


I have made them using tear drop shaped crystals with the 4mm bicone.  I think the Crystal Topaz Threader Earrings came out really nice, can be worn day or night.


I also did it in blue sapphire crystal.



One Comment

  1. Those are absolutely beautiful!

    This is the first I have heard of paper beads…they are amazing! 🙂