About This Design
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes
Level of Difficulty: Beginner - All Levels
Cost: Varies, depending on materials selected. Approximately $10-
15 as shown.
I wanted to showcase the great new Swarovski crystal flower beads so
I came up with a design that incorporates a front and back chain, and
added a few small crystals to swing and dance on the chain. So
pretty and fun to wear! Crystals come in every color, so pick what
Want to make these earrings, or a variation for yourself? Let's get started!
Gather your supplies
- 2 Swarovski crystal flower beads. Swarovski
Crystal Daisy Flower Beads on eBay
- 6 Swarovski crystal 4mm bicone beads in coordinating colors. Swarovski
Crystal Bicone Beads on eBay
- 6 Headpins
- Length of fine sterling silver cable chain (about 3 inches)
- Length of sterling silver half hard wire (24 gauge)
- 2 earwires, french hooks, leverbacks or posts (your choice) I
used sterling silver french hook ear wires in my design
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Wire wrap the crystal bead and attach to earring component
A piece of chain will hang on the back and front sides of the crystal
flower bead. First decide how long you want your front and
back chains to be on your earrings. I made my back (longer)
chain just over an inch or so, and the front chain about a half an inch
or so. It really is up to you...and you can even attach three or
more chains if you feel like it--it's your design so do what feels right
TIP - To easily cut both chains the same length without having to
measure or count links, hang the first cut piece of chain on a headpin
from the first link, then hang the next piece of chain from the headpin
next to it, and you can easily see where to cut so the next piece of
chain so the lengths will match.
Now we need to wire wrap the top-drilled flower bead. Cut
several inches of sterling silver wire, and cut a short and longer
length of sterling silver chain. Slide a piece of chain, the bead,
and the second piece of chain onto the wire. Bend the ends of the
wire up to meet in the middle at the top of the bead. Follow my
instructions for wire wrapping a briolette to make a closed loop at the
top, and attach this to your earring component.
Slide crystal beads on headpins and attach to chain
Next, you will attach three crystals to each earring (or more if you
like!). Slide a crystal bead onto a headpin, and attach the
crystal to the chain using a closed loop. Use your round nose pliers to create a basic
closed loop. If
you need help learning to make a loop, follow these instructions. Attach the
loop to the chain. I hung one bead on the bottom of the front and
back chain, then hung a second bead a little higher up on the back
it! Your sparkling crystal flower bead earrings are ready to wear!
Matching Jewelry Set
These earrings look great paired with other blue crystal jewelry. Try
these additional jewelry projects.