Geometric Rainbow Gold Earrings Tutorial

Written by
Polly Nobbs-LaRue
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

Quick tutorial on professional techniques for making a simple geometric pair of earrings with a half-ball drop-post, Swarovski crystal rainbow dark teardrop, and TierraCast gold plated dagger charm. Always FREE Jewelry Tutorials at No blinkin ads. No login required.

Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue

Designer Tips

  • Select 4 matching medium-large (6-7mm) jump rings from the bag of assorted jump rings.
  • Use one jump ring to connect the charm to the teardrop, and another to connect the teardrop to the earring post. For best way to open and close loops, see Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
  • Add an earring nut of your choice.
  • Repeat for other earring.

Suggested Supplies

  • 2 each #44-940-06-4 TierraCast Gold Plated Britannia Pewter 3/4" Dagger Charm
  • 2 each #03-230-18-476 Swarovski 3230 Sew-on Drop, 18mm - Rainbow Dark
  • 1 pair #32-130-07-GP TierraCast Post Earring w/ 8mm Dome and Loop - Gold Plated
  • 1 ounce (use 4 pieces) #37-100-2 Yellow Plated Jump Ring, Round, Assorted Sizes
  • 1 package (use 2 pieces) #33-084-2 Anodized Aluminum & Bronze Earring Backs, Mechanical Grip & Flange
Tip: Earring backs with a plastic flange on the back, help keep large or heavy earrings sitting upright and flat to the ear. This pair is neither large nor heavy, but the plastic flange is still nice to have.


  • 1 pair bent chain-nose pliers
  • 1 pair chain-nose pliers