Chain Crystal Earrings
About This Design
Time: Approximately 15-20 minutes
Level of Difficulty: Beginner - All Levels (some wire
Cost: Varies, depending on materials selected. Approximately $10 as shown.
Here are some great dangling chain crystal earrings that are quite
easy to make. Square cube and bi-cone Swarovski crystal beads are
attached to two delicate silver chains to create a fun and swingy design
that is really feminine. I used green but you can use any color
crystals or mix up colors for more spice!
Want to make these earrings, or a variation for yourself? Let's get started!
Gather your supplies
- 2 Headpins of a gauge that will fit through your bead holes
- Length of sterling silver half hard wire (24-26 gauge)
- Length of sterling silver link chain (depending on how long you want
your earrings to hang)
- 10 Swarovski crystal beads
(8 - 4mm cube and 2 bi-cone) in your choice of colors. I used peridot colored crystals in my design.
I got my crystal beads at BestBuyBeads.com
- 2 earwires, french hooks, leverbacks or posts (your choice)
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Attach chain and first beads
Cut your bulk sterling silver chain to the desired drop dangle
length. I made my longer chain about 2 inches long, and then used
a shorter piece of chain for the second drop.
We're going to chain together three crystal beads on one chain, and a
cube and bi-cone crystal on the other chain.
beads will be attached using a headpin, and the middle and top bead will be
attached using the sterling silver wire using a wire wrap loop
technique. To start with
the bottom crystal bead, string a crystal bead onto a headpin and make a
loop at the top using round nose pliers. If
you need help learning how to do wire loops, follow these step by step instructions.
Use a cube bead, then a bi-cone bead on the longer chain. Cut a few inches of silver wire.
Use your round nose pliers to create a basic closed loop on the bottom,
attaching this loop to the bead component you just finished.
Before closing the loop on top, attach the loop to the bottom of the
chain. Attach one cube bead to the shorter chain using a closed
Attach the chain of crystal beads using wire loop technique
Let's continue attaching the crystal beads on the shorter chain
piece. You have already attached one crystal to the chain. Cut a few
more inches of silver wire. Use your round nose pliers to create a basic
you need help learning how to do wire loops, follow these step by step instructions. Attach the loop to the
loop at the bottom of the first crystal bead, connecting the second bead
to the first.
That's it, now do the second earring the same way and
your new dangling cube earrings are done and ready to wear!