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
Want to make these earrings, or a variation for yourself? Let's get started!
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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Wire wrap the briolette bead
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.
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