We love the clever way the crystal beads hang in these Cascading Crystal Earrings. And these are really easy to make! We’ll show you how to create each hanging crystal and how to attach them to each other to create the cascade effect.
Here’s a video we made showing every step. Follow along as we make the earrings, then use the steps below to make your own.
Video How-to: Cascading Crystal Earrings
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How To Make Cascading Crystal Earrings
2 Crystal bicone beads, 3mm, yellow
2 Crystal bicone beads, 3mm, lime
2 Crystal bicone beads, 3mm, green
2 Crystal bicone beads, 3mm, turquoise
2 Crystal bicone beads, 3mm, teal
10 Headpins, gold
2 Earring wires, gold
1. To get started, slide the bottom teal crystal bicone bead onto a headpin wire. Grasp the headpin wire just above the bead with the chain-nose pliers.
Push the headpin wire all the way into the jaws of the pliers.
Then bend the end of the wire 90 degrees.
2. To make sure every loop in the earrings is the same size, make a mark on the round-nose pliers using the Sharpie. Grasp the headpin wire at the top of the 90 degree bend with the round-nose pliers at the Sharpie mark. Make a simple loop. To do this, push the wire over the top jaw of the pliers in the opposite direction of the 90 degree bend.
Reposition the bottom jaw in the loop at the same Sharpie mark. Pull the wire the rest of the way around to form a complete loop.
3. Trim the end of the wire where it crosses over itself.
4. To make the next dangle, slide the next turquoise crystal bicone bead onto a headpin wire.
Grasp the headpin wire just above the bead with the chain-nose pliers. Push the headpin wire all the way into the jaws of the pliers. Bend the end of the wire 90 degrees.
5. Grasp the headpin wire at the top of the 90 degree bend with the round-nose pliers at the Sharpie mark.
Make a simple loop as before but do not trim the wire.
6. Slide the long end of the headpin wire into the loop of the teal crystal dangle. Slide all the way past the criss-cross of the loop so the loop of the turquoise dangle touches the teal crystal.
Trim the end of the wire where it crosses over itself.
7. Repeat steps 4-6 to add a green dangle, a lime dangle, and then a yellow dangle.
8. Slide the loop of the yellow dangle into the earring wire.
Press the earring wire closed.
Repeat to make a matching earring.
Aren’t these so cool?! And so pretty! We made a pair in an ombre color merge from light blue to dark blue and another pair in pinks! We think we’ll give these as gifts. What do you think of the Cascading Crystal Earrings? Leave us a comment. We love to hear from you!
Jennifer & Kitty
Barbara McIntyre says
These ear rings are so cute. When I first glanced at them I thought they resembled strings of decorative lights that you make use at Christmas or for a patio party. I bet they would look great in green and red for Christmas. They could also be done in school/college colors to wear to a game. Wearing the colors of your favorite professional sports team would be fun. Thanks for designing these. I love them.
Jennifer & Kitty says
Those are great ideas Barbara!! Thanks for sharing them!
Jennifer & Kitty