Easy Swinging Jump Ring Earrings Tutorial

March 11, 2014Allison Murray


I’m not one of those people who knows everything there is to know about jewelry making. In fact, I know quite little. Imagine, if you will, going into the bead store and trying to show what you want with the shape of your hands and words like “thingamabob”. It ain’t fun but it’s what I do a good portion of the time. I know what I want to make, but I don’t know what the supply is called or how to properly ask for it.

Luckily big craft stores have huge sections where I can just look at each and every little plastic bag until I find what it is I think I need. And that is the route I normally go to keep from being incredibly mortified by my lack of knowledge and skills.

To make these earrings that swing and move (so much fun!) I knew what I needed as far as how it should look but not what it would be called. And to be honest I still don’t know what you would call the biggest shape on these earrings and since I lost the packaging I can’t even tell you what Hobby Lobby calls them. So if you know, please feel free to enlighten us all in the comments!

To make these swinging jump ring earrings, you will need:

  • Round thingamabobs with 2 loops at the top
  • Smaller jump rings (I think mine are 4 and 6mm)
  • 2 pairs of jump rings in 2 different sizes
  • Earring hooks


Since my materials list was hinky at best, here’s a pic of what all you need!


User your bigger of your two small jump rings to attach your largest swinging jump ring to the bottom loop of your thingamabob.


Use a smaller jump ring to attach the smallest decorative jump ring, hooking it to the one that connects the loop on the thingamabob to the largest decorative jump ring. (Oh, wow, this is great, is it not?)


To finish attach your hook to the top look using your smallest jump ring. Repeat for the next earring.


These earrings will continually move as you do, twisting and turning and just plain looking awesome!


And if you get past my horrendous tutorial, I swear they’re really easy to make!

So what do you think? Just how AWFUL was this tutorial :)


Comments (2)

  • Deborah Fischer

    March 11, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    I am definitely going to make these! Thank you for sharing your creativity – both with the earrings and with the vocabulary. I LOVED IT! I think reading this was the best part of my day. Very entertaining and inspirational. You got the basics covered and with flair! Keep ’em coming!

  • Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims

    April 15, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    So pretty! I love metal jewelry

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