Lampwork Bead and Crystal Earrings Project
About This Design
Time: Approximately 10-15 minutes
Level of Difficulty: All Levels (with Basic Wire Wrapping Knowledge)
Cost: Varies, depending on materials selected. Approximately $15-20 as shown.
These earrings are wonderfully eye-catching. Make these using any lampwork glass bead and either silver or gold. I wanted to showcase some red and gold lapwork beads, so I chose to make this pair of earrings using 14kt gold-filled wire and components.
Want to make these earrings, or a variation for yourself? Let's get started!
Gather your supplies
- Two lampwork beads of your choice. Here I am using medium sized round red lampwork beads
- Two earring components of your choice. I am using leverbacks, but you can use french hooks or posts if you prefer. TIP: I use leverbacks on heavier or longer designs because they are more secure. If you use hooks, attach a rubber backer to them to keep from sliding forward out of ears!
- 2 headpins
- 2 daisy spacer beads
- 2 accent crystal beads
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Create lampwork bead components
Slide a crystal bead, then a daisy spacer and then your lampwork glass beads onto a headpin, and make a basic loop. If you are not familiar with this technique, read How to Wire Wrap a Basic Loop.
Attach to earrings
Now, use your flat nose pliers to attach the finished components to your earrings. That's it!
Here's another variation of this design:
Lampwork Glass and Wirework Earrings Project