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Lampwork Bead and Crystal Earrings Project

 Lampwork Glass 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!

Step 1

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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Lampwork Glass Bead and Crystal Earrings Project

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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

Lampwork Glass and Wirework Earrings Project



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