Make a pair of elegant turquoise pearl earrings. These pretty earrings feature a loop of turquoise seed beads and a freshwater pearl. We’ll show you every step so you can make your own!
We were asked by Molly Schaller, Lead designer of Halcraft Collection, to be featured in their Designer Spotlight. Such an honor! And they gave us a gift card to their website too! We loved seeing all their beads online and picked out some really pretty beads and findings. We made three projects, a pair of earrings, a necklace, and a bracelet. What do you think of our creations? See them all here and read our Designer Spotlight!
Here’s the necklace we made. We used some of the same colors and a few of the same beads to make these pieces “go together” without being too matchy matchy.
We were going to make the bracelet with a triple strand of beads, but it looks so sweet and delicate with just one!
Here’s the video we made showing how to make these Elegant Turquoise Pearl Earrings. We also have a complete how to below.
How To Make Elegant Turquoise Pearl Earrings
1. Cut a piece of wire 4 inches long. Grasp the center of the wire with the round-nose pliers. Slide the wire up to the fattest part of the jaws of the round-nose pliers. Criss cross the ends of the wires over the top jaw of the pliers.
2. Slide 6 turquoise seed beads onto the wire and into the circle you just made in the wire.
3. Pull the wire ends to tighten up the circle.
4. Grasp the wires where they cross each other using the round-nose pliers.
5. Pull one wire straight up from the bead circle.
6. Pull the end of the other wire around the straight wire to make a wrap. Continue wrapping around to create a messy wrap.
7. Grasp the straight wire just above the wraps using the round-nose pliers. Pull the wire around the top jaw of the pliers to make a loop.
8. Reposition the bottom jaw of the pliers into the loop and pull the wire the rest of the way around forming a complete loop.
9. Pull the tail of the wire around and make more messy wraps around the previous ones.
10. Use the wire cutters to trim the end of the wire.
11. Feed a freshwater pearl onto a headpin.
12. Make a wrapped loop in the headpin wire just above the pearl. To do this, grasp the wire just above the pearl with the round-nose pliers. Bend the wire 90 degrees. Reposition the pliers to the top of the bend and pull the wire around the top jaw in the opposite direction.
13. Reposition the bottom jaw into the loop you just formed and pull the wire the rest of the way around to make a loop.
14. Slide the loop onto the beaded circle making sure it nestles in the center with three beads on one side and three beads on the other.
15. Grasp the loop of the pearl headpin wire with the round-nose pliers and pull the tail around the neck two times. Trim the end of the wire.
16. Slide the top loop of the bead circle onto the earring wire. Close the loop on the earring wire to secure.
Didn’t these turn out cute? Love that seed bead circle! If you have any questions about this or any other jewelry project, leave us a comment and we’ll reply. We love to help!
Jennifer & Kitty