Tourmaline & Garnet Drop Earrings

Tourmaline & Garnet Drop Earrings

We love a gemstone combo! Combining pretty faceted tourmaline beads with garnet nugget beads works a treat in this design.

With the products listed in the shopping list, you will receive more beads and headpins than needed which you can use for even more projects.


1. Thread a metal bead, followed by a garnet bead, metal bead, tourmaline bead and then another metal bead onto a headpin.

2. Using round nose pliers create a loop with the headpin at the end of the beads (ensuring it will loop onto the earwire loop), use the tip of snipe nose pliers to hold the loop while wrapping the remaining wire around the base of the loop. Use side cutters to cut off the excess wire and use pliers to tuck in the end and neaten if needed.

3. Use snipe nose pliers to carefully open the loop of the earwire and attach the loop of the headpin before closing to secure.

4. Repeat the previous steps to create another earring drop and your earrings are ready to wear.


Snipe nose pliers or flat nose pliers

Round nose pliers

Side cutters

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!


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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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