Golden Crystal Teardrop Earrings

Gold Crystal Teardrop Earrings Tutorial

Good morning!  Today I am at the SNAP Blogging Conference learning, networking, having a ball, and……TEACHING!  That’s right!  Today I am teaching jewelry making at the SNAP Conference, so I thought I’d share a super simple jewelry tutorial here as well for those of you who aren’t at the conference.  Read on to find out how I made these golden crystal teardrop earrings.  You can use this same tutorial to make any type of simple, single-bead earrings.

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Start with two beads (I used golden Chinese Crystals), two earring hooks, two eyepins, and a few basic jewelry making tools: miniature round nosed pliers, flat nosed pliers, and a pair of wire snips.

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Thread the eyepin through your crystal/bead.  Use the round nosed pliers to bend the eyepin to the side, as shown above.

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Next you will twist the eyepin back over the round nosed pliers until it loops around, as shown above.  While you are holding the pliers as shown above, grab the flat nosed pliers and use them to grab the eyepin’s wire end and twist it a couple of times around the eyepin so that it is secured, as shown below.

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Use the wire snips to clip off the excess eyepin wire, as shown below.

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Use your flatnosed pliers to gently open the earring hook a bit and thread the loop of your eyepin into the space, as shown below.

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Use your flatnosed pliers to close the loop once more.

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All done!  You can use this technique with any bead, so this tutorial is endlessly customizable!

Gold Crystal Teardrop Earrings Tutorial - A beginner's jewelry making earring tutorial.

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Sarah Westover McKenna
Sarah is the scattered creative mind behind Bombshell Bling. A former elementary school teacher and a current stay-at-home mom, she loves developing her creativity through her blog and her jewelry design business, Bombshell Bling Jewelry. Sarah is a lover of all things vintage, colorful, and BLING. She is also a sweets addict with a major obsession with s'mores.
Sarah Westover McKenna
Sarah Westover McKenna


  1. Crystal Nell says

    I love the earrings! Making jewelry is one of the few crafts that I’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t yet. Have a great time at the SNAP conference.

  2. says

    Hey rock star!

    So awesome to meet you at SNAP! You are so creative and I love this fun idea! You were so brilliant to tell me to go home through Denver……so much better!

    Thanks for being so wonderful!

    Happy day friend,

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