We love the glittery look of Druzy quartz in these Druzy Drop Earrings. Druzy quartz is created when tiny crystals form on the surface of a stone. All the little crystals create a sparkling, glittery surface. So pretty!
We paired the Druzy quartz connectors with shiny gunmetal teardrops to pick up the color in the Druzy. Here’s a step by step video we made showing how to create the teardrop dangle, attach the Druzy quartz findings, and connect to the gold ring. Follow along with us as we make the Druzy Drop Earrings, then use the steps below to make your own.
Video How-To: Druzy Drop Earrings
How To Make Druzy Drop Earrings
2 Druzy connectors, Gray Quartz set in gold, 8mm x 15mm
2 Teardrop faceted crystals, gunmetal with luster finish, 6mm x 8mm, drilled top to bottom
2 Gold rings, 8mm across
2 Jump rings, gold, 3mm
2 Headpins, gold
2 Earring wires, gold
1. To make the first earring, feed a headpin up through the bottom of a teardrop bead. We chose teardrop crystal beads that are drilled top to bottom so we could slide the headpin up through each crystal to make the dangles.
2. Next, start to make a wrapped loop by grasping the headpin wire just above the teardrop bead with the round-nose pliers. Then make a 90-degree bend in the headpin wire.
3. Reposition the round-nose pliers to the top of the 90-degree bend. Push the headpin wire up and over the top jaw of the pliers to make a partial loop.
Note: The size of the loop you’re making will depend on where you wrap the wire around the jaw of the pliers, so move up the pliers to make the loop big enough to go around the gold ring.
4. Next, reposition the pliers so the bottom jaw is in the partial loop. Then pull the wire around the jaw to finish the loop, but don’t wrap the loop yet.
5. Slide the Druzy quartz connector onto the headpin wire and nestle it into the loop.
6. Now you can wrap the loop! To do this, grasp across the loop with the round-nose pliers and pull the tail of wire around the neck two times.
7. Trim the end of the wire with the wire cutters as close as you can to the wraps without cutting through your work.
8. If you are left with a little bit of wire sticking out, use the chain-nose pliers to press it down against the wraps.
9. Open one of the jump rings using two pliers. We like to find the cut in the jump ring then grasp to one side of it with one pair of pliers. Then we hold the jump ring on the other side of the cut with a second pair of pliers. Rotate one pair of pliers down and the other up. This will open the jump ring while maintaining its round shape.
10. While holding the open jump ring with one of the pliers, slide on a Druzy quartz connector. (We find it easier to work with tiny jump rings like this 3mm one while holding them with pliers. Fingers tend to get in the way!)
11. Then slide one of the gold rings onto the open jump ring. Press the jump ring closed using the chain-nose pliers.
12. Slide the gold ring onto the open loop on the earring wire.
13. Use the chain-nose pliers to gently press the earring wire loop closed.
14. Repeat to make a matching earring!
Have you made anything with Druzies before? What did you make and how did it turn out? Leave us a comment! We’d love to hear from you!
Jennifer & Kitty