How To Make Earrings For Beginners

Making gemstone earrings is a wonderful way to get started in making jewellery! There are so many possibilities for designs with many earring settings to choose from for quick and easy designs, perfect for beginners. Have a question? Get in touch with our friendly team, we'd be happy to help.

1. Slide Beads Onto Hoops

We love these pretty amazonite earrings and they take only a few seconds to make!

Simply choose from any of our large holed beads, including amazonite as featured, rose quartz, carnelian, black agate, crystal quartz and sodalite - then slide onto sterling silver hoop earrings (24mm diameter).

2. Use Snaptite Earrings

Snaptite earring settings are so easy to use and are such a classic design! The back of the setting is slightly smaller than the size of the stone which cleverly provides just enough tension on the claws, so that they literally 'snap' around the stone when the correct pressure is applied. Make sure that your chosen size setting is the same size as the faceted stones you are using. This design features amethyst faceted stones in 6mm snaptite settings.

These settings are also available in 10ct gold.

Watch how easy it is to make your own snaptite earrings below...

3. Use Glue-In Settings

Another way to make beautiful gemstone earrings is to use glue-in settings.

These sterling silver milled edge earstud settings are modern and are a great way to show off your favourite gems. Simply apply glue (we recommend using Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy glue) to the settings and set the appropriately sized cabochons in place.

Featuring our stunning blue lace agate cabochons.

4. Add BeadsCharms

The possibilities are endless when it comes to jewellery designs! With a bit of practice it's so easy to add your favourite beads and charms to create earring drops. Why not create a special gift by incorporating birthstones?

Read our step by step advice page on creating a bead chain here or watch our tutorial on this project below.

Featuring our pretty sand dollar charmsapatite beads and earwires.

Watch our tutorial below on attaching beads and charms to earrings...

We'd love to see your handmade earrings! Share your designs on social media, tag @kernowcraft and use #kernowcraft for a chance to feature!

The products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that stocks can vary, so do use your own judgement as to the compatibility of each item when making.

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