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Swarovski Earring Projects
- Swarovski crystals come in many colors and styles.earrings image by Gina Smith from Fotolia.com
Earrings made with Swarovski crystals, which catch the light, are accessories that can command high prices in boutiques. With some basic tools and materials found in craft stores, you can easily make your own Swarovski crystal earrings for a fraction of the cost. Once you learn the basic technique, you can make these earrings as gifts or to sell.
Short Dangle Earring
- Experiment with different colors to make an earring eardrobe.Decorative earrings image by TekinT from Fotolia.com
Thread three Swarovski crystal bicone beads onto a silver head pin (a metal pin made for beading) using the following pattern: 4 mm bead, 6 mm bead, 4 mm bead. Using round-nose pliers, bend the remaining head pin wire to form a small loop, leaving the loop slightly open. Attach the loop of the head pin onto a silver French earring back. Using the pliers, close the loop to finish.
Crystal Hoop Earrings
- Wrap plain hoops with Swarovski crystals to add sparkle to your outfits.silver earrings for sale image by Tanja-Tiziana Burdi from Fotolia.com
Take a pair of 28 mm silver hoop earrings and open the earrings up. Using 24-gauge soft jewelry wire, wrap an end of the wire three times around the earring. Thread about a dozen 3 mm Swarovski bicone crystals onto the wire. Wrap the crystals on the wire around the earring. Continue threading crystals onto the wire and wrapping the crystals around the earring until you have covered the entire earring. To finish off the earring, wrap the wire around the earring three times. Using a wire cutter, cut any excess wire. Repeat for the other earring. You will need about 200 3 mm bicone crystals for this project.
Swarovsky Briolette and Bicone Earrings
- Many celebrities are seen wearing briolette earrings.earrings image by Gina Smith from Fotolia.com
Choose two Swarovski briolette crystals and six 3 mm bicone crystals in the colors of your choice. Using six small silver head pins, thread one 3 mm bicone bead through each head pin. Using round-nose pliers, form a small loop at the top of each head pin and cut off any excess wire. Open a silver jump ring (a metal loop that is cut in one place) with the pliers and thread the jump ring through a silver wire earring back. Thread one briolette bead and three of the 3 mm bicone beads on head pins through the jump ring and carefully close the jump ring. Repeat for the second earring.