How to Make Perler Bead Earrings Instructions



Learn how to make fused Hama and Perler bead earrings. These craft beads make fun, novelty earring designs for you to wear. This is a real cute DIY jewelry craft for older kids and adults to enjoy. Learn how it is done with my step by step photo tutorial.

Perler, Hama and other varieties of fused bead crafts make an ideal choice for creating your own fun and novelty pieces of custom jewelry very quickly. The bonus is that you get to design whatever you want with these and then transform them into wearable pieces of jewelry.

Small dangle earrings make for a fast crafty project that you can make up. Smaller designs and motifs normally work best for jewelry and I made some as a demo with my small skull pattern. Try other little shapes and motifs such as hearts, flowers and fun items like fruit.

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How to Make Perler Bead Earrings: Full Instructions for Fused Beads Including Hama


How to Make Perler Bead Earrings: Full Instructions for Fused Beads Including Hama

If you've worked with fused beads before, you'll know that you need to bond the small plastic pieces together. You do this by heating them up with an iron so that the beads stick firmly to each other and create a strong bond.

When you start making your own earring designs, you can sell the finished items locally, online with venues such as Etsy and eBay. Also make these fun items as cute, handmade gifts to give away too.


Earrings are fast pieces of jewelry to make and take around 5-10 minutes to transform once you have your completed Perler or Hama bead design.

Time required: 10 Minutes Per Earring

Difficulty: Easy

Materials and Tools to Make Perler Bead Earrings:

2 identical, small completed fused bead designs
Some blank earring hooks
Open jump rings, preferably around 8-12 mm in size
Jewelry pliers and possibly a pair of tweezers

Equipment tools needed to make Perler bead earrings fused beads Hama jewelry making craft

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Step 1: This image shows all the equipment that you really need in order to complete this easy craft project.


You will need some blank earring hooks, open jump rings, a pair of jewelry pliers and your completed Perler or Hama design.

Making fused Hama Perler bead earrings open jump ring and jewelry pliers

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Step 2: Partially open up one of the jump rings. Open jump rings are small metal circles which have an opening or a break in them. They are designed so that they can be pulled apart.

Grasp an open jump ring with the jewelry pliers on one side and pull at the other side of the ring so that you widen up the opening or gap.

You might need to use some sturdy tweezers in order to carry out this task depending on just how pliable the metal is.

Making jewelry earrings using fused Perler Hama bead embellishments craft

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Step 3: Push the partially opened jump ring through the bottom hole of a blank earring hook.

Next slide one end of the jump ring with the earring hook attached through a hole near the top of your completed Perler bead design.

You need a hole at the top and preferably in the middle of the design so that the earring hangs down properly when worn.

If the hole in the fused bead design is closed over too much from when it was ironed then you need to open it up or expand it. You can do this by inserting something through with a very fine point which will then make it wide enough for the jump ring to pass through.

Completed fused bead earrings craft Hama Perler skull design

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Step 4: Close up the jump ring with the pliers to finish attaching the design to the blank earring hook.

You may need to twist the ends of the earring hook to ensure that the fused bead design hangs just the way you want it to while worn from your ears.

➡️ See How to Make These Skull Earrings HERE

Small Perler bead patterns are ideal for jewelry making. Look to use the Mini range of Perler beads which are smaller than the regular size. Enjoy wearing or gifting your Perler pattern designed earrings.

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