DIY Crystal Cluster Earrings

These DIY Crystal Cluster Earrings are a beginner jewelry project that look professionally made but are easy and affordable to make - perfect to make for yourself or for a friend as a gift this holiday season!

For the first time in my life, I don't know what I want to ask for for Christmas.  I have people who want to buy me gifts, and I don't know what to tell them to buy me!!! I think I've finally reached the point of adulthood where if there is something I really want or need, I just buy it for myself. And as much as I love a new pair of boots or a cute new pair of workout leggings I actually think that I am GASP becoming less materialistic as I get older and am valuing the time and activities I get to spend with loved ones verses anything that can be found wrapped  in a box underneath the Christmas tree.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has this problem - or maybe your problem is that you know what YOU want but have no idea what to get someone else on your list! If you are looking for an easy gift that, while still materialistic (hard to avoid during the Christmas season anyway it seems) still shows a little extra thought and care - consider trying your hand at an easy jewelry project to make a personalized gift!

I'm going to show you the basic tutorial for these cute cluster earrings below, but you can easily pick any type of bead or color to customize them to the preferences of whatever lucky lady is still left on your Christmas shopping list. I first made these earrings in a fuchsia color because I bought a cute new dress for less than $16 in this gorgeous fuchsia color and needed something to wear with it! Maybe that's another reason I can't think of any Christmas present I want...whenever I need new accessories for an outfit I just make them myself ;)

Here's how you can make your own version!


You will need head pins, 6mm crystal bicones, 4mm stone round beads, two earring hooks, two oval metal links, jump rings, needle nose pliers, round nose pliers, and wire cutters.


String a crystal bead onto a head pin

Use needle nose pliers to bend the pin 90 degrees directly above the bead

Cut off all but a half inch tail using wire cutters

Grab the tail by the end using round nose pliers and bend it back around the wire to form a loop

Repeat this process until you have 6 crystal charms and 7 stone round bead charms for each earring

Open a jump ring using needle nose pliers and string on the charm beads starting with a stone bead and alternating with the crystals

Add the oval link onto the jump ring and then close the ring using needle nose pliers

Use two more jump rings to attach an earring wire to the top of the oval loop

Repeat the entire process to make another earring and then your set is complete!

I got the fuchsia colored crystals from a multi-color pack so after I made this first set I decided to make some more pairs using the other remaining crystal color beads. This design looks good in any color!

So now that I've helped you all with a Christmas idea for your list...who can help me figure out what to add to mine?!?

Happy beading!


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