Hey, y'all! I love leopard print. My favorite pair of shoes is my leopard print flats, and I love any excuse to wear a leopard print shirt or accessory. When I saw leopard print beads at Michaels, I just HAD to have them, and I used them to create these really easy-to-make earrings. (I originally posted this tutorial at Through the Eyes of the Mrs.)
You need a few simple supplies to create these earrings.
You need headpins, earring hooks, and beads of your choosing.
Lay your beads out in a pattern you like. I wanted my leopard print beads to be the center of attention, so I paired them with dainty little gold beads. Then I threaded a headpin through them.
Using pliers, bend the extra length of your head pin to about a ninety-degree angle, and use round nose pliers to create a loop like the one in the photo above. (If you don't understand my directions, I'm sure you can find a video on Youtube for creating loops.)
Slightly open the loop you created and attach your earring hook. (I chose to use lever-back earring hooks.) And that's it. Seriously, it's that simple.
I have worn these several times, and I've gotten a lot of compliments on them.
I made a bracelet to match following the tutorial for my Green & Gold Bracelet. The earrings and bracelet make a lovely pair, and they go great with my favorite shoes! They would also be an inexpensive gift to give for any occasion.