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Rhumba Earrings Tutorial
Today we're going to be making a set of earrings that require very little supplies, one basic skill, and can be completely customized to any color or to compliment any outfit. It's a fun and playful earring that I just love!

Posted by Megan LaCore from San Jose, California, United States • Published See Megan LaCore's 25 projects »
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  • How to make a dangle earring. Rhumba Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Here's our materials for this project:

  • How to make a dangle earring. Rhumba Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    To begin, tighten and completely close 4 of the small jump rings. Twist the ring ends sideways past each other slightly if they aren't lining up.

    Next, open the rest of the jump rings by twisting the ends past each other while holding with 2 pairs of pliers. Never pull the ends away from each other, this will distort the circular shape of the ring and make it difficult to return to its previous form.

    With one opened small ring, pick up two of the closed small rings. Twist the open ring closed completely, being careful there are no gaps between wire ends.

    Attach another ring to the end of the chain and twist closed. Add one final ring to the end of the chain, and attach an ear wire.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Rhumba Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Here's what the chains will look like when you have all 5 rings attached to each hook.

    The chain links are where we'll be attaching the beaded jump rings.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Rhumba Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add a seed bead to each large jump ring. Close one beaded ring on the bottom link of the chain, and two on each link moving up, on opposite sides of the chain as pictured.

    Note: It's definitely easier to attach the beaded rings from the bottom up, not starting at the top as pictured here. This just makes it easier to see how to attach the rings to either side of the chain.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Rhumba Earrings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Lots of Rhumba Earrings, lots of different colors! Make a pair for any, no, every outfit!

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James A.
James A. · Melbourne, Victoria, AU
awesome
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Impluse L.
Impluse L.
love these earring . these are very petty
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Impluse L.
Impluse L.
awesomeeee
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Impluse L.
Impluse L.
awesomeeee
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Impluse L.
Impluse L.
cool
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alex j.
alex j. · Melbourne, Victoria, AU
nice
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Esteph H.
Esteph H. · Melbourne, Victoria, AU
very stylish earnings
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Miss Florida Lady N.
Miss Florida Lady N.
These are very pretty and will be my first attempt at this kind of jewelry.
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Erin O.
Erin O.
Oh never mind I wasn't looking in the right place, silly me.
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Erin O.
Erin O.
Is there an actual supply list, all I see is a picture and it's hard to tell what I need. Would love to try these.
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