Make a pretty pair of Crystal Cluster Earrings featuring green and blue crystals hanging from a hammered gold circle. Watch this jewelry making video tutorial to learn how to make your own!
Here’s a video tutorial we made showing step by step how to make these Crystal Cluster Earrings. Watch and follow along, then use the steps below to make your own.
Video How-to: Crystal Cluster Earrings
How To Make Crystal Cluster Earrings
2 Hammered circle findings, 18mm diameter, gold
4 Crystal faceted rondelles, 3mm, turquoise
2 Crystal faceted rondelles, 6mmx8mm, olive
2 Crystal faceted rondelles, 3mm, blue milk glass
2 Crystal faceted rondelles, 3mm, green
10 Headpins, gold
2 Earring wires, gold
1.Start by sliding a bead onto a headpin. We started with the largest bead, a faceted olive green round bead.
2. Next, make a loop in the headpin just above the bead. To do this, grasp the headpin wire just above the bead using round-nose pliers. Pull the tail of the headpin towards yourself 90 degrees.
3. Reposition the round-nose pliers to sit just over the 90 degree bend. Before you begin to make the loop, notice how thick the gold circle is. The loop you make needs to be large enough to go around the hammered gold circle. So slide up on the pliers to a thicker part. this will make a larger loop. Pull the tail of the headpin away from yourself around the top jaw of the round-nose pliers.
4. Reposition the loop onto the lower jaws of the pliers and finish the loop by pulling the wire all the way around. Nestle the hammered gold circle into this loop.
5. Grasp the loop across with the pliers and pull the tail of the headpin wire around the neck below the loop two times making two wraps.
6. Trim the wire using the wire cutters.
7. Repeat this process to make two dangling beads on either side of the large center one. You will have five beaded dangles hanging on the hammered circle finding.
8. Use the round-nose pliers to enlarge the earring wire loop. Slide the hammered circle into the earring wire loop. Close with the pliers.
9. Repeat to make a second earring.
Once you master the wrapped loop, you can make all kinds of earrings! And this pair is great to practice on. If you have any questions at all about this or any jewelry making project, leave us a comment and we’ll reply. We love to help!
Jennifer & Kitty