We love this simple wire-wrap bead design as it really shows off the beauty of the sparkling corundum 'sapphire' faceted rondelle beads.
We've used our gold filled earwires and 9ct gold plated wire to transform these beads into gorgeous dangly eardrops.
1. Use side cutters to cut approx 8cm of wire.
2. Use round nose pliers to form a loop in the wire and wrap around to secure at one end.
3. Thread 3 of the beads onto the wire.
4. Bend the wire back onto itself so the 3 beads are next to each other and not loose. At the top of the last bead, finish off by neatly wire wrapping over the wire already wrapped at the base of the loop until the design feels secure.
5. Cut off any excess wire and tuck in any ends using snipe nose pliers.
6. Repeat this process using 2 beads for the second hanging drop and 1 bead for the third hanging drop.
6. Attach the 3 loop droplets to the earwire.
7. Repeat these steps for the other earring.
Snipe 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!
Make the design your own by using your favourite jewellery supplies
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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