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We are all clamoring for these new earring findings that Susie just brought in! I mean who wouldn't want a quick and easy pair of earrings that takes less time to make than for you to pick out the finding and the bead to add! I know, who am I kidding...I want all of them! But it was something Shanna said that struck me, we all like earrings, as she says that is the most gifted item she makes for her mother, because she does too! This is one of the simplest fastest gifts you could make for someone! Pick an add-a-bead earring finding, your bead of choice and ear wire and you have it!

Author Karla Schafer
Karla Schafer
Auntie's Beads Designer


  1. The findings prongs will vary is length, but they are work the same, so these instructions will work for each of the findings.
  2. Gently pull the finding apart, much like you would a jump ring with your fingers or nylon jaw pliers.
  3. Place the bead on one prong and then insert the other.
  4. You may need to "twist" the finding slightly to ensure the finding goes closes around the bead completely.
  5. Add the ear wire and repeat the above steps to complete the pair.

Tools and Materials Needed:

32mm Silver Plated Twist Add A Bead Earring Findings- 1pr
Silver Filled French Wire With 3mm Ball, Pair
Chinese Crystal Orb Bead, Purple Vitrail, 12x14mm- 2pc
33.5mm Gold Plated Pinchable Add A Bead Earring Finding- 1pr
Swarovski Crystal, 8mm Faceted Round Rondelle, Crystal Copper- 2pc
14kt Gold Filled Earwire With Coil, Pair
Nylon Jaw Plier

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I think this is an excellent project and would be great in a pinch, when your looking for the just right color earrings. This would be ideal in this situation all you would need to do is change the bead and that would take a few seconds and you have a new pair of earrings. Great job. I just love them.
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Reviewed by:  from Rochester. - 4/28/2014
5/5
Rating Just what I needed
 
This "add a bead" tutorial couldn't have come at a better time! In the past I had bought the findings shown, but I didn't have any inspiration to use them. Since a week I am making earrings for an exhibition that will be held in my town Aalten. Now I can make several earrings with the add-a-bead findings and surprise my competitors! Hahaha
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Reviewed by:  from Netherlands. - 4/27/2014
5/5
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That you for showing how to use these. I was going to buy these last week in gold and silver, but didn't because I could not tell from the picture how to use them.
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Reviewed by:  from Yarmouth Maine. - 4/27/2014
5/5
Rating Perfect use for the products
 
I had both products but did not think to put them together. I used Black Diamond Orb beads and Silver findings. They are easy to make- but don't open the prongs too far because they didn't want to push tight back together for me. Orb beads have one side with a coating on it,(to me this is the "back") so this finding is great because the shape of the twist keeps the bead with "good front" side showing. (The bead won't flip around.) Thanks!
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Reviewed by:  from PA. - 4/27/2014
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