DIY Earring Making Bar

Candie Cooper Earring Bar   Are you looking for a fun party activity over the holidays?  Or any day for that matter?  This is it!  Your guests get to design their own earrings.  You would think men might snooze at the sound of it, but I’ve seen guys get in on the fun too, designing pairs for their lady friends as well as dads and daughters making them for momma bear.  It’s a lot of fun!  All you need are a few supplies and a little earring making know-how.  Here are some tips and ideas for your DIY Earring Bar:  Candie Cooper Earring Bar 1Keep it simple by leaving small amounts of supplies sorted in pretty champagne glasses, vintage coasters and plates.  Too many choices can be overwhelming.Candie Cooper Earring Bar 4Cut up vintage necklaces for beads (or you can purchase beads from your local craft store).  This bar had vintage Swarovski crystals.  Oo la la!  No one can resist the sparkle.  Candie Cooper Earring Bar 5Offer up two colors of metal–silver and gold findings are tried and true. This applies to spacer beads as well.  My favorite are the tiny ones with crystals like these balls from or these.  Make sure you get lots of those!  They are the glitter of jewelry making.Candie Cooper Earring 3Once people are happy with their stack of beads on the head pin, it’s your turn to finish the loop at the end and attach the ear wire.  I had a great time chatting with people while they picked through the bead bowls and helping with their designs.Candie Cooper Earring Bar 2Here’s a trusty check list of supplies for earring making.  I should also add that it’s nice to have a small jewelry pouch or bag to put finished earrings in so they aren’t easily lost into the bottom of purse abysses (that would be my purse btw).Candie Cooper Earring Bar 6I’m doing a trunk show this Friday night at Lux Boutique in Kokomo, IN where I’ll have another earring bar set up!  This time I’ll add a few different beads and findings to keep it fresh.  Party on with your sparkly self!


  1. Hi Candie

    I would love to be able to see the images for this post, they aren’t showing.
    Sue : )

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