Linear Swarovski Pearl Earrings

Linear Swarovski Pearl Earrings

Linear Swarovski Pearl Earrings

Nothing is hotter for Spring/Summer 2015 than wearing pearls in fun, non-traditional jewelry.  What could be cooler than pairing mixed color pearls with a shoulder dusting linear earring featuring a modern chain?


So cute, right?  At this length, the look is a bit edgy.  If you like a shorter earring length, just use less chain!

Required Materials:

  • 6mm Swarvski pearls (2 each of 4 colors) I used Dark Lapis, Lapis, Turquoise and Ivory
  •  Chunky silver plated chain, approx. 6mm in diameter (6 inches)
  • 24 gauge silver plated wire (8 inches)
  • Sterling silver ear wires
  • Round nose pliers
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Wire cutters


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Cut your 24 gauge wire into two piece that measure 4 inches each. With your needle nose pliers, hold onto one of the wires 1 inch from the end. Bend the wire over the pliers to form a 90 degree corner.  Form a loop above the corner with your round nose pliers.

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Use your wire wrapping technique to wrap the loop closed.

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Cut off any excess wire.  (Then, if you’re me, take a photo in dramatic lighting that makes your liver plated wire look black.  Weird, eh?  It really is the loop in the next picture…)

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String on one ivory pearl, one turquoise pearl, one lapis pearl and one dark lapis pearl.

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Use your needle nose pliers to bend the headpin above the beads.

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Then, use the round nose pliers form a loop in the wire above the beads.

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Slide the formed wire loop through the first link in your chain, so they become interlinked. The loops should be able to swing freely.

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Use your wire wrapping technique to wrap the wire loop closed and cut off any excess wire.

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Open the ring at the bottom of your ear wire.  String on the closed loop at the top of your earring, and then carefully close the ring.

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Repeat all steps for the second earring, and enjoy!

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