Amethyst Briolette Drop Earrings

Amethyst Briolette Drop Earrings

These beautiful amethyst briolette drop earrings will add a lovely sparkle to a nice outfit.

To make these earrings you learn how to wire wrapping briolettes, a simple but effective technique to add to your skills.

We have a lovely selection of gemstone briolette beads and gemstone beads if you wish to use different beads to create your own individual earrings.

Are you thinking of making these as a gift? Why not add a presentation box or gift bag to your order.

Step by step instructions

Start by using side cutters to cut two lengths of 0.3mm sterling silver wire to 15cm and wire wrap two of the pink amethyst heart briolette beads, ensuring that you have a loop at the top of each briolette.

To learn how to wrap briolette beads click here.

Using snipe or flat nose jewellery pliers attach the wrapped briolette to a 7mm sterling silver jump ring.

For more tips on opening and closing jump rings click here.

Using side cutters cut two lengths of 0.5mm sterling silver wire to 10cm and thread on one pink amethyst briolette bead, two hematite faceted round beads on either side, an amethyst heart briolette bead on either side and two more hematite faceted beads either side so your earring is symmetrical. 

Attach each end of the earring to the 7mm sterling silver jump ring by wrapping the wire around the jump ring so it is secure and hangs nicely. 

Using snipe or flat nose jewellery pliers open an earwire and attach the earring from the 7mm sterling silver jump ring. 

Repeat for the other earring and the design is complete!

If you want to read more tips on bead stringing our handy Bead Stringing Leaflet explains the basic principles of bead stringing techniques.

Recommended tools for this project

Side cutters

Round nose pliers

Flat nose pliers

Snipe nose pliers

Customise Your Kit

Make the design your own by choosing your favourite supplies.

Shop all gemstone beads

Shop gemstone briolette beads

Shop earwires

Helpful Pages

How to wire wrap a briolette bead

How to open and close a jump ring

Jewellery Making Books

'The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques' by Sara Withers

'The Basics of Bead Stringing' by Debbie Kanan

'Beading Design' by Kim Glover

Your shopping list

You can buy all the products in this collection at once by clicking the button below or add individual products by clicking the button beside each one.

Total price for all items: £33.05

Pink Amethyst Faceted Heart Briolette Beads, Approx 9-10mm

Quantity: 2
Total price: £4.50
Additional information: Matching for earrings please

Hematite Faceted Round Beads, 2mm

Quantity: 1
Total price: £6.95