Briolette and Vine Earrings Tutorial

Written by
Cindy Morris
Published on
March 4, 2021 1:01:00 AM PST March 4, 2021 1:01:00 AM PSTth, March 4, 2021 1:01:00 AM PST

Created by: Cindy Morris

Designer Tips

  • Add a bead cap, 6mm aventurine gemstone bead, and another bead cap to the eye pin, and make a simple loop. New to jewelry-making? See Basic Jewelry-Making Technique Sheet (PDF).
  • Connect the ear wire to one end of the beaded eye pin.
  • Carefully add vine bail to flat briolette pendant, and squeeze tight with fingers or nylon-jaw pliers.
  • Cindy used a link of her favorite cable chain as a jump ring to connect the bail to the rest of the earring. If you don't "just happen" to have this particular chain already on your workbench, sub a 5mm jump ring (both options are linked below).

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 strand [use 2] #21-886-011 Bead, Aventurine, Round, 6mm
  • 1 pair #34-003-8 French Hook Ear Wire, Niobium
  • 2 each #06-012-15-01 15mm Flat Briolette Pendant - Clear Crystal
    - or -
  • 2 each #06-012-15-02 15mm Flat Briolette Pendant - Crystal AB
  • 1 ounce [use 2] #37-722-7 Eye Pin, 2", Standard
  • 1 pkg of 10 [use 2] #41-820-02-AS Prong Bail, Cast, Vine, Large
  • 1 dozen [use 4] #43-129-AS Bead Cap, Cast, Leaf, Small
  • 1 spool [use 2 links] #40-099-19-9 Chain, Footage, Drawn Cable, 4.6mm
    - or -
    1 ounce [use 2 pieces] #37-136-5 Antiqued Pewter Plated Jump Ring, Round, 5mm

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