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Basic Chain #4- Smooth Tube ends


How to make a basic earrings


This video is a tutorial on how to make a a basic chain finish with tube ends

Step 1: Grip the tube ends and insert end on chain

Step 2: Squeeze pliers without marking tube end

Step 3: Cut chain to desired length, and repeat steps 1 and 2 on opposite end of chain

Step 4: Open spring ring clasp, twisting the ring, insert tube end ring and close clasp ring

Tools: Bent Nose Chain Pliers, wire cutters and measuring tape/ruler        

Material: 2 ft of tiny cable chain

             2- smooth tube ends

             1 5,.mm springring clasp

All materials are made of 925 sterling silver         

Thank you


Earring guide

Holiday Earring Guide


Earwire - it has such potential, so versatile. You can create hundreds of looks with the same piece by slightly changing the design.

Having a variety of earwire to choose from in your designs gives you even more creative room to play with designs. 

The minimal movement in jewelry is HUGE. It has come and it is not going anywhere. These little pieces are creating a big effect in style and fashion.

Below is a finding of a cubic zirconia stone hooked onto a simple post with an attachment ring. Here is one example of such a versatile earwire. You can go big or go minimal with this. Simply add a few strands of a fine chain - you have minimal. Or add a large gemstone that accents off of the shimmering cz stone!


Then you have basic posts, again - go big or go minimal. 

The marquis earwire or so fun! They create an exciting curve downward toward the feature of your design. 


New at Beadunion, the rhodium plated earring findings. The trees are fresh and fun, make it earthy, bohemian or glam!

Lastly, the pointed cubic zirconia hook is perfect for a fancy elegant earring. It pairs lovely with the elongated bezel gemstones, but do not limit yourself. 


A begginer outlook on some basic findings and ideas to get your designs started. With the Holiday season upcoming, do not underestimate a lovely pair of handmade earrings!






The French term used to describe a stone setting technique where tiny diamonds, rhinestones or gemstones are set very closely together within the base.

Pronounced pah-vey, it looks as if the surface is paved with stones, a mosaic of gems or diamonds. This look has become quite modern and popular, originating in the early 1900’s.


The pave stone setting is seen often in rings, specifically engagement rings, however it is becoming more and more prominent among different jewelry pieces, seen in charms and findings in a vast selection of types of jewelry. This look can be found in a bohemian chic look, classic styles, high end pieces and wedding/bridal jewelry.


The pave setting can feature a single row of stones highlighting the shape or contour of a ring, charm or pendant. It can also be used to outline a large diamond or gemstone as an accent. This quality can make the focal stone stand out from the smaller ones creating an illusion of larger size and dominance on the main stone.


It can also cover a large surface that would otherwise just be a metal such as silver, gold, brass or other jewelry metals. Adding pave stones to this can create a more aesthetically pleasing look for certain pieces of jewelry. Another purpose it serves is adding different designs and textures to these pieces of jewelry.


The wedding and bridal jewelry category seems to be very heavy in pave stone setting. Adding the encrusted diamonds to a design is one way to make it glimmer, shine and stand out.


We are excited to announce our upcoming pave selection. Add some glitz and glam to your designs!