Pearl earrings four ways

We have a superb range of pearls from traditionally sized round pearls, to plump, large lustrous beauties. Your pearls can be natural or choose from dyed pearls in a range of colours.

Making your own pearl earrings can be really easy and satisfying as you can make great quality pearl earrings for a fraction of the cost of buying them on the hight street. Here are four ideas for pearl earrings to get you started.

1. Gallery earring with pearl drops
Gallery wire earring settings with black moonstone cabochons, accessorised with a wire wrapped head drilled pearl. Use a bezel rocker to fold the prongs of the gallery wire setting over the cabochon, then thread your wire through the bottom and through your head drilled pearl. Wrap the wire from the top of the pearl to a neat finish. 

2. Button pearl studs
Choose from whitepeacock or blush pink button pearls and glue to either gold or sterling silver earstuds for half drilled beads.

3. Classic pearl drops
Glue your top drilled pearls to either gold or sterling silver pegs and thread onto a pair of earwires.

4. Pearl drops on shaped wire
Use a piece of 0.8 gauge wire and thread on your pearl. Use round nose pliers to form your spiral at the end. Rest the spiral onto a steel block and use a hammer to flatten the shape. Move the pearl so that it is flush to your spiral and then form your ear wire shape. Use a cup burr (which fits onto a hobby drill) or file the end of your earwire to get rid of any sharp edges and finish with a polishing cloth.

Always remember when buying pearls for earrings, add a note against the pearls in your basket to let us know that you would like a matched pair!

Tip: when glueing pearls to a setting, we recommend Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy as it sets crystal clear and is excellent for filling gaps.