Red Dangle Earrings

Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved wearing dangle earrings!  Maybe it’s because I grew up in the 80’s when it was cool to wear things like neon hoop earrings that were almost literally as big as your face, but whatever the reason, earrings are one of my favorite accessories.  Which works out well at the moment, because dangle earrings are definitely on-trend, especially when they’re on kidney wires!

Red Dangle Earrings

Kidney wires are the official name for these big loopy silver hooks you’re seeing on earrings everywhere.  And they’re my new obsession.  I bought several pairs in this style when I was at Charming Charlie’s during BloggyCon, and since then, I’ve made myself a few pairs too, like these fun red ones.  Two weeks ago, WholePort generously sent me a package full of goodies, including these Red Crystal Faceted beads, and they just happened to be a perfect match for the red dress I bought from Stitch Fix!  So, what’s a girl to do but make earrings?

Red Beads

Here’s a quick how-to in case you want to make your own pair!

You’ll need:
– kidney wires
6 red crystal beads, 8 mm, or any other color/style you like
– 6 head pins
– 4 jump rings
– wire cutters and jewelry pliers

Step 1: Place each bead on a head pin and form a wire loop.

Step 2: Put one bead on a jump ring and twist it shut.  Repeat for the other earring.

Red Dangle Earrings

Step 3: Put two bead on another jump ring.  Attach it to the jump ring containing one bead.  This will cause the top two beads to dangle slightly above the third one.  Repeat for the other earring.

Step 4: Thread top jump ring onto kidney wire.  


Red Dangle Earrings

That’s it; easy peasy!  And cheap too!  You can get 30 of these beads for $1.29!  I apologize for the lack of step-by-step photos, but I was in a hurry to make them in time to wear them to my friend Sara’s wedding later in the day!  What do you think?

Red Dangle Earrings

And even though the earrings aren’t visible in this particular photo, I can’t resist showing you my incredibly dapper and well-dressed date!  {Well, one of them, anyway}.


If you’re obsessed with the kidney wire dangle earring trend like I am, here’s another tutorial you might like; Dangle Crystal Earrings.

Dangle Crystal Earrings

Hugs & Glitter,


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  1. I love the red earrings!!! I never go anywhere without earrings and my wedding ring. Earrings are just so fun and look awesome with any outfit. Red is so your color 🙂

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