6 Free Earring Patterns to Learn How to Make Earrings: Designs and Instructions for Handmade Earrings

Beaded earrings are a fun and inexpensive way to add the finishing touch to any outfit. Because they don’t have to match a bracelet or other accessories, they can be an artistic way to show off your talents and personality. Handmade earrings are like miniature works of art and make a statement all on their own. As a tribute to these treasures, the experts at Beading Daily are proud to offer this new collection of six earring patterns, free for you to download.

Handmade beaded earrings are perfect for beginners because they don’t have to take a lot of time or materials, and great for experienced beaders looking for a quick project! Earring making is also a great way to practice new techniques and enhance your work with color and design.


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See how easy it is to make earrings with this free tutorial

Create your own stunning handmade earrings!

This is a perfect resource for handmade gift ideas.

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Free earring making projects

Herringbone Bezel Earrings Tutorial

Herringbone stitch can make an easy, secure bezel for hanging
on to a pair of vintage crystal stones in the Captured
Crystal Cubes earrings. All it takes is a couple of grams of
seed beads and your favorite pair of ear wires to make a pair
of sparkling beaded earrings in just a couple of hours!

Free bead earring project

How to Make Beaded Pearl Earrings

One of Jennifer’s favorite sources of inspiration for making beaded jewelry
is antique and vintage jewelry. So when her good friend gifted her
with a huge box of very special antique beaded jewelry, she decided to
repurpose some of the jewelry for new jewelry-making projects.

Free beaded earring project

How to Make Wire Wrapped Crystal Earrings

One wire technique that Jennifer loves is wrapping a fine-gauge wire around
a heavier gauge. The finished look is shabby in the best way, and goes pretty
well with her usual style. She picked out some natural copper wire and
a nice, heavy gauge of antique brass craft wire, and sat down for this earring-making project using just two crystals.

This earring project was made with feathers shed from backyard chickens!

DIY Feather Earrings Made with Backyard Chickens

Can you believe these earrings were made from feathers shed by chooks in a backyard? When beader Melody Macduffee’s friend gave her feathers he had gathered around his yard, she was inspired upcycle them into a DIY project that was right on trend at the time. But you don’t have to have chickens to make this happen; you could do the same with any sort of found feathers in a matching color scheme.

Free earring making project

How to Make Drop Earrings Shaped Like Flowers

One of the easiest ways to create floral earring designs is to use flower-shaped beads like the crystals in Kelli Burns’s Hydrangea Earrings. Find floral components in a range of colors, including neutral shades of gray, brown, and navy or make them pop with pink like Kelli did. Selecting florals in neutral shades is also a great way to up the sophistication level and create handcrafted earrings that are perfect for any occasion.

Free earring projects

How to Make Crystal Earrings

These crystal sunburst earring patterns can be made in any color combination you choose, just mix your favorite color of bicones with seed beads and you are ready to make earrings that will shine! And because the materials are common, you’re likely to have them in your stash already. This easy, beautiful earring design begs to be made again and again.

Earrings are a great way to begin beading.

They don’t use a lot of material and are very quick projects, making them great gifts.

Making earrings is easy with this free tutorial