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!
Gather your supplies
- 2 Headpins of a fine gauge that will fit through your pearl bead holes
- 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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String pearl beads on headpins and make loops
String a pearl onto each headpin and make a closed loop at the
Wire wrap tourmaline beads and attach to pearls and earring
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.
That's it, your perfectly elegant earrings are ready to wear!
Matching Jewelry Set
These earrings look great paired with other pearl or tourmaline jewelry. Try
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