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Moonstone Earrings

Moonstone Earrings


About This Design

Time:  Approximately 30-60 minutes

Level of Difficulty:  Beginner - All Levels

Cost: Varies, depending on materials selected.  Approximately $10-15 as shown.

I wanted to showcase some perfect glowing moonstone beads.  Moonstone is  a birthstone for June, so these would make a nice birthday gift.  Moonstone has a nice opal-like quality, glowing and reflecting blue and pink light.  These are made with smooth moonstone briolette teardrop beads, and accented with small white button pearls and opalite.

Want to make these earrings, or a variation for yourself?  Let's get started!

Step 1

Gather your supplies

  • 2 Moonstone Briolette Beads. Moonstone briolette beads for sale on eBay
  • 2 small pearls
  • 2 opalite or other white accent beads
  • Length of sterling silver half hard wire (thin -  26 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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Moonstone Earrings


Step 2

Wire wrap the briolette bead 

Cut several inches of sterling silver wire.   Slide the moonstone briolette bead into the center of 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 with a stem.  We will attach the other beads to this top of the wire stem.

Step 3

Add remaining beads and attach to earring

Slide the pearl and opalite bead onto the wire, then attach it to the earring component making a closed loop.   Use your round nose piers to form a loop, slide it through the earring component, then wrap the wire back down around the stem a few times, creating a secure closed loop.  If you need help learning to make a loop, follow these instructions.  

That's it, your pretty new earrings are ready to wear!

Moonstone Earrings





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