Simple Gold Dipped Earrings

Welcome to Day 3 of Jewelry Week!

Jewelry Week Day 3

Michele from The Scrap Shoppe and I are bringing you 5 Jewelry tutorials each this week for a fun week of Jewelry Inspiration!


So I am all in love with today’s project!
I’ve made these pretty Gold Dipped Earrings for you and I think they are super fun!

Gold Dipped Earrings

You will not believe how easy these are. After just a few steps you’ll have cute one-of-a-kind earrings!

Gold Dipped Earring Tutorial

To make your own you’ll need:

  • Large Silver Hoops
  • Crystal Drop Beads
  • Paint (I used Martha Stewart’s Gold Gilding)
  • 2 Jump Rings
  • Thin wire for wrapping (24 gauge)
  • Tools: Paintbrush, tape, jewelry tools

Start by wire wrapping your drop beads and adding the wire to a jump ring. There are instructions on the How to Do That Jewelry Page for wire wrapping.

Wire Wrapped Bead

Wrap tape around your bead at an angle. Using your Christmas chevron washi tape is completely optional.

Drop Beads for Earrings

Paint the bottom half of the bead with your paint. Now, you can use any paint but I’ve been dying to try out this Gilding so I used that.
**NOTE: If you use the gilding you will want to work in a well ventilated area and have something on hand to clean up the brush with. This paint is not water based.

Do two coats of the gilding so it’s well covered. A clothespin makes a great bead holder so that the paint isn’t resting on your craft surface.
Plus you probably have them handy on the table from yesterday’s tutorial. Ahem.

Painting Beads for Earrings

Wait for your paint to dry and don’t get over eager. Wait. For. It. Once it’s dry, add your jump ring to your large hoop.

Adding beads to hoops

Add an ear wire to the jump ring as well.

Finishing off earrings

And you are done. Seriously. Isn’t that fast??

Hoop Earrings with Gold Beads

I’m kind of in love!! I think I’m going to make some more with colored beads. Can you see these with mint green drop beads for spring?? So cute!

Gold Dipped Hoop Earrings

Michele has a fabulous tutorial for you today too! Head over to her site to see how to make this easy Necklace Extender!! I know I need this one!

Necklace Extender 1

Linking up at Sunday Scoop, Today’s Creative Blog, Met Monday, Tutorials & Tips Tuesday, Shabby Creek Cottage, My Repurposed Life, 504 Main, and the other fabulous parties on the party page – make sure you check them out!


  • Reply February 20, 2013


    Love! This is my kind of project too. Nice and simple :)

  • These are so elegant Bev. Another great tutorial.

  • Reply February 20, 2013


    The first link you have for the Scrap Shoppe is not working. It sends you to some random website.
    Love this idea. Fun way to dress up some cute ear rings!

  • Reply February 20, 2013


    I have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award and The Very inspiring Blogger Award.

  • Reply February 20, 2013


    You have inspired me, Bev. Thanks for this tutorial!

  • Reply February 20, 2013

    Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe

    LOVE!! I can definitely picture these in multiple colors, my friend. You could have entire set just for summer!! :)

  • Reply February 21, 2013


    Love it!! I’m so enjoying and loving jewelry week!!! I can definately see making different colors for these earrings. Thanks for the tutorial and awesome idea!!

  • Reply February 21, 2013

    Ana Lopes

    So lovely!!! Love this project! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!
    Have a fabulous day!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  • Reply February 21, 2013


    LOVING these!! What a great idea! So simple, too. I’ve loved everything you and Michele have been coming up with this week!

  • Reply February 21, 2013


    Is it just me who think the washi-tape wrapped crystal looks so cute, too?! I think I’ll give it a go with my nail polish (just because I have loads of colours already). Thanks for the tutorial :)

  • Reply February 23, 2013


    Lovely!!! I’ve checked out a couple other of your jewelry week posts and they are gorgeous!! I came over from TT & J. WOuld love for you to come and check out my blog. I host a tuesday link party that I would LOVE for you to join :o)
    emily @

  • I am SO in love with these. they look totally fancy smancy

  • These could have been worn on the red carpet last night. I featured them as part of my link party wrap up.

  • Such a pretty design! I love the gold accent and playful hoop!

  • Reply February 26, 2013


    Such wonderful earrings! I love those lovely beads! Thanks for the tutorial!

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