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.
*Please note that due to current stock, we have added slightly different earwires to those featured in the photo to the shopping list.
Recommended tools for this project
Round nose pliers or flat nose pliers
You may like to get our pack of pliers & side cutters which is an economical way of buying all the pliers you will need for every project!
Customise Your Kit
Make the design your own by choosing your favourite supplies.
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
Kernowcraft's jewellery making kits are aimed to inspire you - therefore the step by step instructions are available online only with a shopping list, where you can easily customise the design to suit you. We recommend printing or bookmarking this page ready to follow.
The suggested products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that gemstones are natural and hand cut stocks can vary, so do use your own common sense as to the compatibility of each item when making.
Your Shopping List
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Special requests: Similar for earrings please