Need some inexpensive and elegant earrings to accessorize your new favourite outfit? Consider Beaded Teardrop Earrings. The classic teardrop shape, paired with satin smooth Swarovski Pearls, looks amazing with formal and casual outfits!Follow the tutorial below to make quick and easy beaded teardrop earrings. These earrings are perfect for bridal parties, especially if you coordinate your pearl colour with the wedding colours.
Beaded Teardrop Earrings
Tools & Materials Time: 10 minutes
- Bead Stringing Wire 10”
- 8mm Pearls 2
- 6mm Pearls 4
- 4mm Pearls 4
- Crimps 2
- Crimp Covers 2
- Earwires 1 pair
- Flat Nosed Pliers
2. Add your pearl beads onto each piece of stringing wire. Place your 8mm pearl in the center, with a 6mm pearl on both sides, followed by a 4mm pearl on both sides. At the end of this step, your earrings should look like the picture on the left.
4. Take one of your beaded teardrops and carefully thread the ends of your stringing wire back through the crimp to form a petite loop at the top. Secure the stringing wire in place by flattening the crimp with your Flat Nosed Pliers. Trim off any excess stringing wire. Repeat this step with your second teardrop.
5. Place a crimp cover over each crimp and gently close using your Flat Nosed Pliers.
6. Using your Flat Nosed Pliers, attach a completed teardrop to each earwire.
Design Ideas & Variations
- Stringing wire comes in a variety of colours. Try matching the colour of your stringing wire to your findings for a unified look, or match to the colour of your pearls for something slightly different!
- Use this tutorial with any bead type to create a myriad of different looks. Instead of leaving some of the stringing wire visible, try covering it up with colourful seed beads!
Jewelry Makers’ Tips
- Make sure you flatten your crimps tightly for a secure closure.
- Crimp covers are optional, but I like the finished look they give as opposed to leaving the flattened crimps exposed.
- If you are worried about the crimp’s closure staying secure, try filling the hollow of the crimp cover with a jewelers’ cement, like G-S Hypo Cement.