DIY Crystal Ball Drop Earrings

Crystal Ball Drop Earrings DIY + orchids

I love a single ball drop earring. The design is so 60’s and you know I adore all things 60’s. I came across these perfect little faceted ball beads the other day at JoAnn’s and thought they’d be perfect modern version with the chain for a little edge. I also like the idea of a cluster of pearls or a rhinestone ball but the clear crystal is pretty versatile. They’re so quick and easy to make I’m bound to do more styles!


Crystal Ball Drop Earrings DIY - materials

* Faceted crystal ball bead… or any round bead of your choice
* Small chain
* Earring hooks
* Jewelry Metal head pins {if you’d like to add more than one bead, buy the longest pins & trim away the excess}
* Jewelry making pliers


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* Slide your metal jump head pin through your bead. If your bead’s opening is too large you can use a smaller bead or even a single sequin to fill the gap.

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* With your rounded pliers, bend the metal pin to form an open loop.

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* It should look like this.

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* Determine how long your want your drop. Using your pliers separate the chain links.

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* Slide your chain through your pin/loop atop your bead and clamp the loop shut.

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* Use the same technique on the opposite end to attach your earring hooks.


Crystal Ball Drop Earrings DIY +orchids

* So Simple! * So Quick! * So Fab!

diy drop chain earrings

Have Fun!


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