Balancing Act Asymmetrical Earrings Tutorial

Written by
Mollie Valente
Published on
October 26, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDT October 26, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDTth, October 26, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDT

Created by: Mollie Valente


Designer Tips - Earring 1
  • Attach a tiny heart charm to the end of an eye pin. String on a rose-peach pearl and form a simple loop on the end. Then attach to the the end link of chain. New to jewelry-making? See Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
  • Cut the chain at 1-1/2 inch in length. Use a 3mm jump ring to attach the chain to the bottom of a 20mm link.
  • String a white Baroque pearl onto a ball-end head pin and form a simple loop on the end. Use a 4mm jump ring to attach to the top of the 20mm link. Use a 3mm jump ring to connect to the post earring loop.
  • Add a butterfly nut to the earring post.

Designer Tips - Earring 2

  • Attach a tiny heart charm to the end of an eye pin. String on a white Baroque pearl and form a simple loop on the end. Then attach to the bottom of a 14mm link.
  • Attach an eye pin to the top of the 14mm link. String on a rose-peach pearl and a mauve pearl. Form a simple loop and attach to the end link of a piece of chain. Cut the chain at 1 inch in length.
  • Twist open the loop on the post earring and attach to the open end of the chain. Close the loop.
  • Add a butterfly nut to the earring post.

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 pair #05-841-08-200 Swarovski 5841 Baroque Round Pearl Beads, 8mm - White
  • 1 hundred (use 2 pieces) #05-810-06-234ST Swarovski 5810 Round Pearl Beads, 6mm - Rose Peach
  • 1 hundred (use 1 piece) #05-810-06-207ST Swarovski 5810 Round Pearl Beads, 6mm - Mauve
  • 1 each #44-050-70-62 Sterling Silver Jewelry Link, Round, 20mm
  • 1 each #44-050-70-61 Sterling Silver Jewelry Link, Round, 14mm
  • 1 ten (use 2 pieces) #44-046-28 Sterling Silver Tiny Heart Charm
  • 1 foot (use 2-1/2 inches) #40-592 Sterling Silver Fine Cable Chain Spool, Footage
  • 1 pair #31-534 Sterling Silver Earring Post Finding w/ Loop and 4mm Ball
  • 1 dozen (use 2 pieces) #33-515 Sterling Silver Earring Back, Medium Weight Butterfly Nut
  • 1 ten (use 3 pieces) #37-295-130 Sterling Silver Jump Ring, Round - 3mm, 24-gauge
  • 1 ten (use 1 piece) #37-295-240 Sterling Silver Jump Ring, Round - 4mm, 22-gauge
  • 1 ten (use 1 piece) #37-557 Sterling Silver Ball End Head Pin, 1"
  • 1 ten (use 3 pieces) #37-805 Sterling Silver Eye Pin, 1-1/2", 0.020" Diameter

Tools

  • #65-553-00 The Beadsmith Microfine Plier Set, Four Piece
  • #69-056 EURO TOOL Side Flush Cutter