Carnelian & 'Ruby' Earrings

Carnelian & 'Ruby' Earrings

This project features our stunning new range of rose cut cabochons! These carnelian and ruby earrings add that pop of colour to your outfit.


1. Begin by applying glue to the petal edge settings and set the carnelian cabochon. Leave to dry.

2. Use side cutters to cut 5cm of 0.3mm sterling silver wire.

3. Wire wrap the bead (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. 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.

4. 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.

5. Thread the bead 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 petal edge setting. 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.

6. Repeat the steps for the other stud and your design is complete!


Side cutters

Snipe nose pliers or flat nose pliers

Devcon glue

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!


Make the design your own by using your favourite jewellery supplies

Shop rose cut cabochons

Shop earring settings

Shop earwires


How to wire wrap a bead

Read our wire wrapping advice pages with tutorials


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.

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