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Pearl & Black Spinel Drop Earrings

Pearl & Black Spinel Drop Earrings

This jewellery making project is great to try if you're a jewellery making beginner. We've used sparkling black spinel briolettes and freshwater half drilled white pearls but you can choose any beads you wish to complete the look.


1. Begin by wire wrapping the spinel briolette using 0.3mm sterling silver wire. You can see step by step instructions with photos here.

2. Apply glue to the setting peg, set the pearl bead and leave to dry. 

3. Use snipe or flat nose pliers to open the loop of the earstud and attach the wire wrapped hoop - close using the pliers.

4. Repeat these steps for the other earring.

Your stunning earrings are now complete.


Side cutters

Round nose pliers

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.

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How to wire wrap a briolette bead

How to use Devcon epoxy glue


'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.

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Black Spinel Faceted Heart Briolette Beads, Approx 9-11.5mm

Quantity: 2
Total price: £10.50
Additional information: Similar size please

Cultured Freshwater Half Drilled White Pearls, 4.5-6mm Button Shape

Quantity: 2
Total price: £4.50
Additional information: Similar for earrings

Sterling Silver Earstud Settings for Half Drilled Beads with loops (Pair)

Quantity: 1
Total price: £4.89

Sorry, this item is currently unavailable.

Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy Glue

Quantity: 1
Total price: £8.25