These beautiful amethyst briolette drop earrings will add a lovely sparkle to a nice outfit. People will ask where you got them and be impressed when you said you made them!
To make these earrings you learn how to wire wrapping briolettes, a simple but effective technique to add to your skills.
Are you thinking of making these as a gift? Why not add a presentation box or gift bag to your order.
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 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.
Repeat for the other earring and you are complete!
If you want to read more tips on bead stringing our handy Bead Stringing Leaflet explains the basic principles of bead stringing techniques.
Side cutters - for cutting and trimming wire, head pins etc.
Round nose pliers - for bending loops in wire
Flat nose pliers - for gripping wider surfaces, bending angles in sheet or wire and opening and closing jump rings or loops.
Snipe nose pliers - for bending metal sheet and wire
'The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques' by Sara Withers
'The Basics of Bead Stringing' by Debbie Kanan
'Beading Design' by Kim Glover
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