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Floral Mood Earrings

December 21st, 2011 · 6 Comments

Learn how to make quick and simple earrings that will turn heads and turn colors! These Floral Mood earrings take just minutes to make and are made with cool mirage mood beads that change color by reading your body temperature. We’ll teach you how to make fun dangling earrings in one step! Just choose your favorite mood beads, earwires and head pins to play with. Some mood beads have larger stringing holes so you will need to incorporate small spacer beads like 8/0 Seed Beads so they fit snugly on your head pin. We suggest using spacers in black to complement the rainbow of colors held inside the mood beads.

Step One
Thread one spacer bead, one mood bead and another spacer bead onto one 2-inch head pin. Finish the head pin with a wrapped loop and attach it to your earwire. Repeat this process for the second earring. You can learn how to make a wrapped loop by reading our Handy Tip available in the Learning Center.

That’s it! Go out and show off your fun new jewelry!

-Marissa

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Diana Wiggins // Dec 25, 2011 at 9:14 am

    I just watched the video on how to make wrapped loops. I was taken aback at the bad grammar used by the instructor. She said “I have went ahead and…” Oh my! This just makes me cringe. I would think that a professional organization like yours would make sure that the final cut of your video was perfect in all ways so that your image is intact. I hope this was a one-time fluke! Otherwise, the video was informative.

  • 2 julie // Dec 25, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    didn’t realize we have to use proper grammar to teach a beading technique…ouch! no complaints here…just thankful for your site and its immeasurable amounts of help!! always feel like the instructions are done so well that even a beginner like myself has no troubles…thank you!!!

  • 3 sharon gies // Dec 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    the main thing is to teach the technique properly!! as long as that is done, no grammar police needed, thank you!

  • 4 Lisa Halas // Dec 25, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    If these are sensitive to body temperature, I would think that having these hanging on your ears would not allow the color changing crystals to activate and show their pretty colors.

  • 5 Barb Young // Dec 26, 2011 at 5:39 am

    I recently purchased smaller size mood beads for a bracelet and was very excited to find the larger size beads on your website. Can’t wait to create my fabulous earrings and show them off. Thanks Artbeads!

  • 6 Marissa // Dec 26, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Thank you all for the great feedback! These earrings are thermal sensitive, so while they may not read your body temperature as earrings, they should still change color based on the temperature around you. We will continue to bring our customers fun and informative handy tips and will continue to strive for excellence every time!

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