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Tourmaline and Pearl Earrings

Tourmaline and Pearl Earrings


About This Design

Time:  Approximately 20-30 minutes

Level of Difficulty:  Beginner - All Levels

Cost: Varies, depending on materials selected.  Approximately $15-25 as shown.

Beautiful earrings of sparkling golden tourmaline beads,  with diagonally-drilled,  cream colored freshwater pearls on gold ear wires.  Gorgeous, elegant, and sophisticated--need I say more? 

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

Step 1

Gather your supplies

  • 2 Headpins of a fine gauge that will fit through your pearl bead holes (24-26 gauge)
  • 2 square freshwater pearl beads (or beads of choice)
  • 4 small faceted tourmaline beads (or beads of choice, crystals would work as well). Tourmaline Rondelle Beads on eBay
  • 2 earwires, french hooks, leverbacks or posts (your choice)  I used 14KT GF leverbacks in my design
  • fine gold wire (24-26 gauge) for wire wrapping and attaching tourmaline beads (I used 24 gauge 14KT GF half hard wire)

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Tourmaline and Pearl Earrings

Step 2

String pearl beads on headpins and make loops

String a  pearl onto each headpin and make a closed loop at the top.  

Tourmaline and Pearl Earrings

Step 3

Wire wrap tourmaline beads and attach to pearls and earring components

We will make a "chain" attaching two tourmaline beads to the bottom pearl bead. 

Use your fine gold wire and form a closed loop, attaching the pearl bead.  If you need instructions on how to wire wrap closed loops, click here.  Slide a tourmaline bead onto the wire, and make a closed loop at the top.  Repeat this to attach the second tourmaline bead, and attach to ear wires at the top.

Tourmaline and Pearl Earrings

That's it, your perfectly elegant earrings are ready to wear!


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These earrings look great paired with other pearl or tourmaline jewelry.  Try these additional jewelry projects.

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