Beading / Jewelry

Crystal Moon Earrings

By  Margot Potter 

size: 3"

  • Crystal Moon Earrings


  • Swarovski Crystal beads: crystal moons, 20mm, two; alabaster rounds, 4mm, six; jet AB rounds, 4mm, six; crystal silver shade rounds, 4mm, six
  • Pacific Silverworks Sterling silver tendrils with loops
  • Beadalon Sterling silver findings: headpins, 18; jump rings: 4mm, 36, 6mm, two; coiled French wires, two


  • Pliers: round-nose; chain-nose, two pairs
  • Flush cutters
  • 1. Create coil-topped dangles for all crystal rounds.
  • 2. Attach dangles to loops on sterling tendrils with 4mm jump rings, starting with jet and working down in following pattern: alabaster, crystal silver, jet, alabaster, crystal silver, jet, alabaster, crystal silver. Repeat for second tendril.
  • 3. Use 6mm jump rings to attach crystal moons to bottom of tendrils.
  • 4. Attach French wires to top of tendrils.
  • 5. Check back through design to ensure all jump rings are properly closed.
  • Tip
  • 1. When opening jump rings, always twist both sides as opposed to pulling ends straight apart. This ensures metal shape is not damaged when squeezing jump ring back into circular shape.