Aztec Princess Earring Tutorial

Written by
Tiffany White
Published on
January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PSTst, January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST

This project uses Swarovski crystals.

Created by: Tiffany White

Designer Tips

  • Mark all six of your triangle blanks with a permanent marker dot in one of the points and straight down on the opposite side.
  • Use the hole-punching side of the riveting tool to make a hole in the triangle blanks where you placed your dots.
  • Use the riveting tool to rivet the triangles together with the brass rivets.
  • Antique the brass pieces with Novacan black.
  • Using the sanding sponge remove some of the patina from the brass riveted pieces.
  • At the bottom of each earring, attach a Swarovski crystal spike pendant with an antique brass jump ring.
  • At the top of each brass piece add two jump rings and a niobium earring wire.

For a step-by-step tutorial with images, check out the Rings & Things blog post:
Futuristic Riveted Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Spikes.

Free Technique Sheets & How-Tos

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 ounce [use 6] #37-136-6 Antiqued Brass Jump Ring, Round, 5mm
  • 1 dozen [use 6] #44-722-03-0 Brass Stamping Blank, Triangle, 17x15mm
  • 1 pkg of 50 [use 4] #69-921-02-2 Crafted Findings Brass Rivet, 1/16", 3/32" Long
  • 1 pair #34-063-41 Niobium Ear Wire, French Hook
  • 1 each #86-310 Novacan Black Patina
  • 2 each #06-480-18-06 Swarovski Spike Pendant, 18mm - Vitrail Medium


  • #69-257-0004 3M™ Sanding Sponges, 800-1000 Grit
  • #69-907 Crafted Findings 1/16" Long Reach Rivet Piercing/ Setting
  • #69-083 Tool, Pliers, 5", Ergonomic, Chain Nose