Neon Citrine, Chalcedony & Onyx Earstuds

Neon Citrine, Chalcedony & Onyx Earstuds

These bright and bold earrings are inspired by neon colours and we're so in love! This project uses basic wire-wrapping skills so is great for a beginner.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

1. Firstly, wire wrap the green onyx briolette bead - click here for step by step instructions with photos of how to wire wrap a briolette. Cut a length of wire approximately 10cm long and slip the bead onto the wire, pinch both ends of wire together at the top of the bead, form a loop and twist the wire under the loop to secure the bead.

2. Next, you want to create a bead chain for the pink chalcedony beads. Read our full step by step guide with photos here. Cut a length of wire about 5cm long and form a loop with round nose pliers. Twist the wire around and fix the loop in place, you will need to snip off any excess wire with side cutters and squeeze the end of the wire for a neat finish. Thread the pink chalcedony bead onto the wire and start to form another loop. Now it's time to add your wire wrapped briolette bead before you secure the loop. Wrap the wire around the loop to secure it in place, and trim any excess wire.

3. Slide the top loop onto one of the snaptite claws.

4. Repeat these steps for the other earring.

5. Place the faceted citrine stones face down (flat side down) onto a firm surface such as a magazine placed on your work surface. Place the snaptite mount over the stone and apply gentle pressure to 'click' the stone into place. Check that the claws are firmly in place - it may be necessary to gently adjust the claws with a pusher to ensure a secure fit. 

Your earrings are complete!

RECOMMENDED TOOLS FOR THIS PROJECT

Stone holder - perfect for gripping small stones

Snipe nose pliers

Round nose pliers

Pusher - to ensure the claws are secure around the stone

CUSTOMISE YOUR KIT

Make the design your own by choosing your favourite supplies.

Shop briolettes

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HELPFUL PAGES

How to set a snaptite setting with a faceted stone.

JEWELLERY MAKING BOOKS

'Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewellery Makers' by Melissa Hunt

'The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques' by Sara Withers

'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: £27.65

Citrine Faceted Stones

Quantity: 2
Total price: £8.20
Additional information: Matching pair please

Fuchsia Pink Chalcedony Faceted Rondelle Beads, Approx From 6x4mm

Quantity: 2
Total price: £2.40
Additional information: Matching pair please

Green Onyx Faceted Heart Briolette Beads, Approx From 9mm To 11mm

Quantity: 2
Total price: £8.10
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