Orange Chain Earrings Tutorial

Orange! I’ve been on a bit of an orange kick lately.  It all started when my sister asked me to make a necklace for her friend’s birthday.

The brief was big and bold!

Well, who doesn’t love that?

Inspiration came in the shape of this Murano Lampwork Glass Pendant. Followed closely by these beautiful vibrant Indian Glass Beads.

You may have seen the result on the Affordable Jewellery Supplies Facebook page.

Anyway, I digress. Back to the earrings.

Large statement earrings have become somewhat of a Pinterest obsession of late. So, was born these long chain earrings.

Make sure you scroll down to see a layout diagram for the beads.


Here’s what you’ll need to make them:


  • Ruler
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Flush cutters
  • Round nose pliers
  • Extra pair of chain nose pliers (optional)


Watch the video or read the instructions below.

Cut the Chain

Using your flush cutters and ruler, find the centre link of the chain. Clip the link and remove the link so that you have two pieces measuring approximately 6cm.

Teardrop Dangle

Make a small loop in the end of the wire and give it a squeeze to squash it a little. If you need help making a loop please watch the How to Make a Simple Loop video.

Next add one 3mm ball, one faceted rondelle then the teardrop.

Make a wire wrapped loop at the top of the teardrop and thread the loop into the end link of the change.

If you need help with making a wire wrapped oop, please watch the How To Make a Wire Wrapped Loop video.

Bring the wire wrapping right down onto the bead.  Trim of the wire and tuck in the ends.

Add the Beads to the Chain

Thread the beads onto the head pins and attach with wire wrapped loops as per the diagram below.

Once you have attached all the beads, the earring should look like this.

Attach Earhook

Now that all the beads are attached, you should have four chain links free.

Open the loop at the bottom of the earhook and attach the top link of the chain to it.

Close the loop.

That's all there is to it - you're done.

Except, of course, to repeat the entire process for the other earring.

Obviously, you could make this as a dangle for a necklace, rather than as earrings, if you wanted to.

I hope this post gave you inspiration to make these earrings

If so….. 



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January 21, 2021