Beading / Jewelry

Crystal Drop Earrings

By  Linda Valentino 

size: 1-1/2"

Materials

  • Lavender crystal bicones, 6mm, four
  • Czech clear glass rounds, 4/0, eight
  • Blue faceted: beads, 15mm, two; round crystals, 6mm, four
  • Silver findings: jump rings, 4mm, 12; headpins, 2”, 18; ear wires, 1”, two

Tools

  • Jewelry pliers: chain-nose, round-nose
  • Flush cutters
  • 1. Insert headpin into bicone; create loop in end of headpin using round-nose pliers. Hold loop with chain-nose pliers and wrap wire several times below loop; cut off excess. Repeat for all beads.
  • 2. Open jump ring. Add bicone and attach to ear wire loop; close jump ring.
  • 3. Open second jump ring. Add clear and blue round beads. Attach to first jump ring and close.
  • 4. Open third jump ring. Add clear and bicone beads. Attach to second jump ring and close.
  • 5. Open fourth jump ring. Add clear and blue round beads. Attach to third jump ring and close.
  • 6. Open fifth jump ring. Add clear bead, attach to fourth jump ring, and close.
  • 7. Open sixth jump ring. Add large blue bead, attach to fifth jump ring, and close.
  • 8. Repeat Steps 2-7 for other earring.