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DIY jewelry: Patriotic earrings for July Fourth

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Celebrate and be celebrated

Celebrate the Fourth of July in style with these easy-to-make patriotic earrings. Using basic jewelry tools and a few supplies, you can make custom earrings that will make you the hit of the BBQ.

Celebrate and be celebrated

These red, white and blue earrings are simple to make, and the star dangling from the center adds interest to these beaded hoop earrings.


Celebrate and be celebrated

To make a pair of patriotic earrings for yourself, or to give as a gift, you will need:

  • 2 Silver earring hoops
  • 6 Red beads
  • 6 Blue beads
  • 6 White beads
  • 2 Star charms
  • 6 Jump rings
  • 2 Earring wires
  • Round-nosed pliers
  • Jewelry pliers


1. String the beads onto the earring hoop. Make a pattern of red-white-blue. Repeat the pattern three times.

Celebrate and be celebrated

2. Using the round-nosed pliers, make a curve on the straight side of the earring wire so that it points up.

Celebrate and be celebrated

3. Hook the curve onto the loop on the other end of the earring hoop. Use the round-nosed pliers to twist the curve into a vertical loop.

Celebrate and be celebrated

4. Use two jump rings to suspend the star charm by attaching one jump ring to the top of the charm, then use a second jump ring to connect the first jump ring to the vertical loop you created in the last step.

Celebrate and be celebrated

5. Use a third jump ring to connect the earring wire to the vertical loop.

Celebrate and be celebrated

6. Repeat the steps to make a second earring.

Celebrate and be celebrated

Enjoy your new patriotic earrings — wear them to the Fourth of July Parade, a backyard BBQ, or to watch the fireworks.

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