Red Kite Earrings Tutorial

Written by
Rita Hutchinson
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

Created by: Rita Hutchinson

Designer Tips

  • Use fine tip round nose pliers in order to make loops that match the small loops on the eyepins. For looping instructions, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF)
  • As you make the beaded connectors, pay careful attention to the angle of the loops you're making:
    • Make each of the beaded connectors below the filigree, with parallel loops.
    • The bead connectors at the top (connecting the earwires to the filigree) needs perpendicular loops for the earring to hang correctly.
  • The 1-1/2" eyepins are long enough to each make two bead connectors (if you are comfortable with making your own eyepin from the left-over wire).

  • This shape of earwire is very open, so wire keepers are strongly suggested to keep the earrings on the ear, or the earring card.
Suggested Parts
  • 1 dozen [use 2] #34-599 Sterling Silver Earring Hook Findings, Ball End
  • 2 each #44-199-11 Sterling Silver Flared Filigree - 3 Loops
  • 6 each #44-048-15 Sterling Silver Kite Shaped Charm Dangle
  • 1 dozen [use 8] #05-328-05-462 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 5mm - Scarlet
  • 1 ten [use 8]* #37-815 Sterling Silver Eye Pin, 1-1/2"
  • 1 gross [use 2] #33-961 Clear Rubber Earring Back, Wire Keeper


  • #69-056 EURO TOOL Side Flush Cutter
  • #69-269-02 EURO TOOL German Round-Nose Jewelry Pliers, 4.5"
  • #69-269-03 EURO TOOL German Chain-Nose Jewelry Pliers, 4.5"
  • #66-214-18 Beading Mat (optional-keep beads from rolling away from you while you work)