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Home » Projects » Earrings » Cluster Drop
Cluster Drop
This simple cluster earring is easy and stylish! They can be made glitzy with Swarovski Austrian crystals or earthy using semi-precious gemstone beads.

Materials

  • 1 pair earwires
  • 2 soldered rings
  • 36 1.5 headpins
  • 2 2" headpins
  • 36 4mm rhyolite beads
  • 2 cermic focal beads
  • 2 4mm crystal bicones
  • 2 8mm crystal bicones
  • Tools

  • Round Nose Plier
  • Chain Nose Plier
  • Wire Cutter
  •  

    Step One


    Add a rhyolite bead to each of the 36 1.5" headpins and make a loop over each bead.
    (see our tutorial for the simple loop technique)

    Step Two

    Open the loop of the rhyolite drops gently to the side and slip onto the soldered rings, close the loop. Add 18 drops per ring.

    Step Three

    Stack the beads onto the 2" headpin starting with a 4mm bicone, the focal bead, the cluster drop and the 8mm bicone.

    Step Four


    Make a loop on top and add the earwire.

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    Sku:    SPRHY_001
    Item:   Round
    Size:    4mm
    Color:  Rhyolite
    Price: $ 0.20 each
    $ 0.12 25+
     
    Sku:    CRAU53014_054
    Item:   
    Size:    4mm
    Color:  Indian Red
    Price: $ 0.15 each
    $ 0.12 50+
    Sku:    AUCR53018_004
    Item:   
    Size:    8mm
    Color:  Lt Colorado Topaz
    Price: $ 0.50 each
    $ 0.40 25+
     
    Sku:    FJRSS_SOLD_001
    Item:   Soldered
    Size:    6mm
    Color:  Sterling Silver
    Price: $ 0.40 each
    $ 0.30 10+
    Sku:    FHE1.5HPNP
    Item:   1 1/2" Headpin
    Size:    1 1/2"
    Color:  Nickel Plate
    Price: $ 0.05 each
    $ 0.03 100+

     
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