Stardust Earrings Tutorial

Written by
Summer Melaas
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: Summer Melaas


Designer Tips

  • Link together 6 garnets with the 26-gauge gold-filled wire. Link one more garnet but add one CZ drop at the end: For step-by-step linking instructions, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF). Set aside.
  • Link together 6 tourmaline beads with 26-gauge gold-filled wire. Link one more tourmaline but add one CZ drop at the end. Set aside.
  • Link together 4 pearls with 26-gauge gold-filled wire. Link one more pearl bead but add one CZ at the end. Set aside.
  • Slide 2" of chain, then 1 clear bicone onto the hammered endless-hoop style ear wire.
  • Slide the linked garnets, then 1 4mm AB bicone onto the hoop.
  • Slide 2-3/4" chain, then 1 bicone onto the hoop.
  • Slide the linked tourmalines, then 1 bicone onto the hoop.
  • Slide the linked pearls, then 1 bicone onto the hoop.
  • Slide 1.5" of chain, then 1 4mm crystal AB bicone onto the hoop.
  • Slide 1" of chain, then 1 bicone onto the hoop.
  • You can either be done as-is, or if you want a little more security at the end of the beads, you can wrap 26-gauge wire around the hoop about 3 times and crimp it tight onto the hoop with chain-nose pliers.
  • Finish it off with an earring nut or French wire keeper to keep it on your ear securely.
  • Repeat for other earring.
You can make the fringe as short or as long as you are comfortable! Have fun!!

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 strand (use 14 beads) #21-894-285 Garnet 4mm Faceted Round Gemstone Beads
  • 1 strand (use 14 beads) #21-893-035 Tourmaline 3mm Faceted Round Gemstone Beads (mixed colors, but you can pick your faves)
  • 1 strand (use 10 beads) #20-612-011 Freshwater Pearl Beads, Rice, 2-2.5mm - White
  • 1 dozen (use 4 beads) #05-328-04-02 Swarovski 5328 Bicone Bead, 4mm - Aurora Borealis
  • 1 dozen (use 10 beads) #05-328-03-01 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 3mm - Crystal
  • 6 each #46-690-14-042 Cubic Zirconia 4mm Gold-Filled Channel Charm - Diamond
  • 1 pair #34-669-21 14kt Gold-Filled Hammered-End Endless Hoop Style Earwire, 26mm
  • 1 dozen (use 1 pair) #33-614 Gold-Filled Earring Backs, Butterfly Nut
  • 2 feet (use 14.5") #40-692-14 1/20, 14kt Gold-Filled Fine Cable Chain Spool, Footage
  • 1 ozt (use 5 feet) #64-420-14 1/20, 14kt Gold-Filled Jewelry Wire, Round, 26ga, Half Hard

Tools

  • Round-nose pliers
  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Cutters
Other Supplies
  • Ruler