This month, I’ve joined the May Upcycle Challenge to transform paper, wood, or cardboard into something new. So of course, this was the perfect challenge to transform a disassembled wooden bead necklace into DIY Wooden Bead Dangle Earrings.
Before I get to the tutorial, let’s meet the other blogging gals who joined this month’s challenge…Got 10 minutes to spare? How about making a new pair of DIY Wooden Bead Dangle Earrings?!
DIY Wooden Bead Dangle Earrings
The wooden beads used in this tutorial were from a thrift store bead necklace. I originally planned to to make a bead lei, but I hated the way it looked. So, the beads have been sitting in a plastic bag for a little over a year in my craft stash. Thanks to this challenge, I now have new wooden bead dangle earrings for the spring/summer season!
- fishing line
- 2 – flat nose pliers
- 2 – 5mm gold round beads
- 2 – 3/8″ wooden beads
- 2 – gold crimp covers
- 4 – 25mm gold tubes
- 2 – gold fish hook earrings
View the video tutorial at the end of these directions.
In this order, string a gold tube, gold bead, wooden bead, gold bead, and tube onto the fishing line.
Note: I tried using stretch bead cord, but it was too large for the crimp bead hole. Fishing line works best for this tutorial.
Cut the fishing line, leaving at least 2″ of extra line on each side. Slide both ends of the fishing line through the bottom of the crimp bead cover. Adjust the 5mm gold round beads to sit right next to the wooden bead hole. Then, take the ends of the fishing line and tie a simple knot, making sure the crimp bead cover is flush to the ends of the tubes.
To make sure the knot doesn’t come loose, tie another knot by looping one end several times through the knot hole before tightening.
Cut any excess fishing line as close to the knot as possible. Gently close the crimp bead cover to hide the knot.
Before adding this to the fish hook earrings, you’ll need to twist the eyes of the fish hook earrings to face forward. I forgot to take photos of this part, so watch the video to see how it’s done. Once this is done, add the earring bottoms to the fish hook earrings. Repeat all the steps to complete the second earring.
I love the way these DIY Wooden Bead Dangle Earrings came out. In less than 10 minutes, I have a new pair of spring/summer earrings!
DIY Wooden Bead Dangle Earrings Video Instructions
Before you leave, make sure to check out some of the other upcycle ideas.