I'm not really fond of stud earrings as they aren't comfortable when I have the phone receiver to my ear. However, they do appeal to those who don't like dangles.
The good part about making your own is the ability to get the right length posts. Sometimes bought studs do poke because the posts are too long.
One of the easiest ways to make studs is to construct them from 20G wire using a spiraling technique. Having said that, Jeanette Blix Ryan's stud earrings tutorial on Beading Daily (you need to register for free to get the download) will need some practice if you are not experienced with wire.
Her design has the post in the middle while the end of the wire after scrolling for the spiral is used to form a smaller spiral on top of the first one for dimensional interest.
Before You Go:
- 3 Tutorials on How to Make Scrolled Wire Connectors
- Head Pin Inspirations and Tutorials
- How to Make Spiral Origami Earrings
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