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Black Cat Earrings

About this design:

I used lava rock, seed beads, and cat ear bead caps to create these simple black cat earrings

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The products in this design are listed below.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin with a 2" piece of wire and make a loop at the top with round nose pliers.
Step 2:
Slide on the cat ears, an 8mm bead, a 10mm bead, and clamp down a crimp tube to hold the beads in place.
Step 3:
Use pliers to flatten the crimp tube against the bottom of the 10mm bead.
Step 4:
Cut the excess wire so it's about 3/4".
Step 5:
String on seed beads and fold the wire over to hold them in place. Use round nose pliers to gently curl the tail. Attach to an earwire.

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15-16" strand

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15-16" strand

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15-16" strand

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15-16" strand

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2.5" tube

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Measurements: 0.6mm hole/22 gauge

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Cute idea for earrings! I could also see making a necklace with the lava rock beads and another cat pendant to go with the earrings or make a bracelet with a smaller cat charm.

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love black kitties. I’ve had several. They are great Halloween accessories…the ear rings not the kitties.

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Soooo cute.

  4. kye
    kye says:


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    mammakett says:

    Elaina, These Black Cat earrings are the cutest cat earrings I have ever seen.☺☺☺ Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  6. cpatterson411
    cpatterson411 says:

    Super cute. I wish I would have logged in sooner to make them in time for Halloween.

  7. Dusty Rose
    Dusty Rose says:

    Very cute! Will try this in agreement with cpatterson411!
    Thank you Elaina!

  8. Dusty Rose
    Dusty Rose says:

    In addition to the project….the cat ears were not shown
    in the products feed (cap) add on

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