Instructions: Cut the cords as
shown in the chart below. For earring hoops
larger than 2 inches, increase the length by 10
inches, for every half inch increase in the hoop
size. You should use 3 cords for the larger
Prepare the ends with glue and allow it to dry and
cords work together if
you are using more than one.
When describing the steps for the Beaded
Teardrops, I use the word "cord", which means the
entire group (1 - 3 cords).
(top to bottom)
1 cord, 25
1 or 2
cords, 35 inches long
2 cords, 45
1: Tie a loose Overhand
knot in the center of the cords.
Slide the knot around the top of the
Teardrop hoop, so thecrossed
area is in theBACK.
Tighten the knot firmly.
2: Separate the cords into
two groups, one set for each half of the
Beaded Teardrops. Make sure the hoop
is facing upward, so you are working in
Make a Half Hitch, by passing the cord over
- under the hoop. As you
pull it to the side, pass over
3: Tie a total of 4 Half
Hitches. To create the Spiral, rotate the
You do this by moving the end towards the
center of the hoop, then under
the metal as you bring it back to the
4: Add a bead to ONE
of the cords in the set. Then tie a
Half Hitch to secure it.
Make sure the end passes between the bead
and the knots previously tied (in
front of the bead).
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5: Tie the next Half Hitch so it
rests on the other side of the
Tighten this knot firmly, so it rests
against the bead, with no gap between it
and the previous knot.
6: Continue on, tying 4 - 6 Half
Hitches between each of the beads.
Make sure you rotate
the cord after every set of
knots. Stop when you reach the
bottom of the hoop.
steps 2 - 6 for the
opposite half of the Beaded Teardrops.
Flip the hoop over, so you are working in
of the design. Tie 2 tight
Overhand knots with one
cord from each half.
Apply glue, then do the same with the
other cords. When the glue is dry,
cut off the excess material.
8: Attach a jump ring to the
hole at the top of the hoop, as well as
the hook. The ring helps the Beaded
Teardrops dangle more freely.
Most earring hoops have an opening at the
top for charms. You can attach rings
and/or chain, so the charm dangles in the
middle of the hoop as shown.
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