Sometimes you have so many beautiful beads it’s hard to decide which ones to use for a design. That was my dilemma when I started making these sterling and crystal earrings. However, soon I decided not to decide and created these colorful and sparkling earrings. I combined four colors of bicone shaped Swarovski crystal beads and dangled them beneath one clear aurora borealis square Swarovski crystal bead. Now they match a multitude of outfits, and I get to enjoy using more than just one color of beads.

You’ll need:

2 colors each – 4mm bicone crystal beads*
2 – 6mm AB square Swarovski crystals
2 Eurowires
8 headpins
4 daisy spacer beads
6 inches of 22 gauge sterling wire
Round-nosed pliers
Wire cutters
Chain-nosed pliers
jeweler’s file

* For the earrings pictured, I used the following color of crystals: tanzanite, emerald, light amethyst, sapphire. So, that’s a total of 8 – 4mm beads. Of course, remember that you can use whatever colors you have available or whatever colors you choose to mix.

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