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Amethyst Drop Earrings

Amethyst Drop Earrings

These classic earrings are easy to make and a great project for a beginner. They add a stylish look to any outfit, whether it's for daytime or evening.

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

Prepare the Devcon Epoxy Glue by mixing in a small dish. Use a fine point such as a cocktail stick to dab a bit of glue onto the cap of the peg and gently place it in the half-drilled hole in the cubic zirconia.

Once mixed, the glue sets in 5 minutes, so ensure you set your bead straight away. Gently place it down and leave it to set.

While the glue is setting, use side cutters to cut approximately 10cm off 0.3mm sterling silver wire.

Wire wrap the 3 beads (see a detailed step by step instructions with photos here) by taking the wire and forming a loop one end using the round nose pliers, leaving a short length one side of the loop. Before you begin to wrap the wire, catch in the loop of the earstud and squeeze the opening closed. Take the shorter length of wire and wrap it around the longer length to create a tight neat coil, 2 or 3 twists should be enough. You can use your pliers to help hold the wire whilst wrapping.

Cut off any excess wire as close to the coil as possible then use the snipe nose pliers to make sure it's tucked in and there are no sharp points.

Thread the beads onto the open end of the wire then place your round nose pliers after the bead and bend the wire to a right angle. Form another loop and catch in the large loop from the peg once the glue is dry. Repeat the process of wrapping the wire back down the pin towards the bead. Again, neatly cut off any excess wire and tuck in any sharp points. 

Repeat for the second earring.

There you have it, beautiful drop earrings catching the light with every move.

Suggested tools for this project

Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy Glue - For super-fast, high strength, high-quality bonds

Snipe nose pliers - essential for wirework, opening and closing jump rings etc.

Round nose pliers - essential for all types of jewellery making

Customise Your Kit

Make the design your own by using your favourite supplies.

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HELPFUL PAGES

How to use Devcon Epoxy Glue for jewellery making

Jewellery Making Books

'The Basics of Bead Stringing' by Debbie Kanan

'Beading Design' by Kim Glover


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.

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Total price for all items: £32.89

Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy Glue

Quantity: 1
Total price: £7.99

Sterling Silver Peg with Loop Cap

Quantity: 2
Total price: £4.40