Simple Pearl and Crystal Earrings Project
About This Design
Time: Approximately 15 minutes
Level of Difficulty: All Levels (with Basic Wire Wrapping Knowledge)
Cost: Varies, depending on materials selected. Approximately $5-10 as shown.
These are simple, classic and elegant earrings that go with nearly anything. You can use any size, shape or color of pearl, as well as accent crystal bead on the bottom. Want to make these earrings, or a variation for yourself? Let's get started!
Gather your supplies
- 2 Pearls. Here I am using medium sized, white freshwater potato pearls.
- Two small accent beads or crystals of your choice for the bottom of the pendant link.
- Two Bali daisy spacer beads (or any spacer of your choice).
- Two head pins
- Two earring components of your choice. I am using french hooks, but you can use leverbacks or posts if you prefer.
Need Supplies? Check my Jewelry Supply pages to find what you need!
Thread Beads onto Head Pins
Slide your beads onto head pins. Start with a crystal, then the spacer, then the pearl on top.
Make basic wire loops at the top of each earring. If you are not familiar with this technique, read How to Make a Basic Wire Wrap Loop for instructions.
Attach to Earring
Now, just attach your earring to the earring component, using your flat nose pliers to open and close the loop. That's it!
Try using different sizes of pearls. Smaller pearls lend a very delicate and feminine look, while larger pearls will stand out more. Use all white pearls and crystals for wedding earrings, or try some of the fun new brightly colored freshwater pearls.
Make the matching Bracelet and Necklace!