Biwa Pearl Earrings
Handcrafted Biwa Pearl Earrings
These biwa pearl earrings were made with leftover biwa pearls from a matching biwa pearl necklace. Together they make a beautiful beaded wedding jewelry set.
An easy wire jewelry making technique called simple wire loops was used to make the earrings.
If you need a refresher or want to know how to make simple wire loops, here's a tutorial: How to Make Wire Loops
Here's the matching biwa pearls necklace
.Jewelry Making Supplies
2 biwa pearls
2 4mm round crystals AB
2 kidney shaped earwires
2 1 1/4" (3.2 cm) eye pins
2 1" (2.5 cm) head pinsJewelry Making Tools
round nose pliers
chain nose pliersJewelry Making InstructionsStep One:
Thread each biwa pearl onto each eye pin. Thread each 4mm round crystal onto each head pin. (Photo 1)Step Two:
Using the round nose pliers, make a simple wire loop on the end of each eye pin and head pin. (Photo 2) If necessary use the wire cutters to trim the tops of the head and/or eye pins. Leave the wire loops on the 4mm crystal bead unit open.Step Three:
Attach each 4mm crystal bead unit to the wire loop at the bottom of each eye pin of the two biwa pearl bead units. Using the chain nose pliers close all of the simple wire loops. (Photo 3)Step Four:
Slide each kidney earwire onto the wire loop at the top of each biwa pearl bead unit. (Main photo)
Enjoy wearing these elegant easy to make biwa pearl earrings!
This earring design can be easily made using most any other beads. Change the color and shape of the crystals too.
Try a few different bead variations to suit your taste or the outfit you'll wear them with. Have fun with your bead designs!