These elegant blue pearl earrings DIY in gold are easy to make. Made using fresh water pearls, these dark blue pearl drop earrings can be put together in less than 15 minutes. Perfect tutorial on how to make pearl drop earrings for beginner handmade jewelers!
These blue pearl earrings DIY are made with fresh water blue pearl beads. The earrings consist of 2 blue pearls on each side, and are held together with a gold headpin. The beads are alternated with tiny gold beads and attached to a small gold lever back earring hoop.
The finished earrings measure 4cm long. The pearl beads are approximately 0.6cm wide while the lever back hoops are 1cm in diameter. These easy lever back pearl earrings are not only easy to make, they are absolutely pretty and make perfect earrings for wedding and bridal wear.
How to Make the Blue Pearl Earrings DIY
Here's my quick video on how to make these pearl drop earrings. Get the full list of supplies and step by step tutorial right below this section:
- 2 lever back earring hoops in gold colored metal (1 cm in diameter).
- 4 blue pearl beads (oval shaped)
- 4 round gold filler beads (approximately 2mm to 3mm in diameter)
- 2 gold headpins (measuring 3cm each)
- Round nose pliers
- Flat nose pliers
Step 1: Making the pearl beads dangle
I used freshwater pearl bead to make these blue pearl earrings DIY. The pearls are naturally not consistent in shape. While they are all approximately the same size, the shapes are not exactly consistent.
When using these sort of inconsistently shaped beads, it is important to choose the ones that are of the closest same shape for both sides of the earrings. This will ensure you earrings look the same on both side.
For these earrings, I had 2 blue pearls on each side. I choose a slightly teardrop shaped beads for the bottom pearl and a more rounded shaped beads for the top ones.
- To make the dangle, insert the gold headpin into the teardrop shaped blue pearl bead from the wider end of the pearl.
- Next, add a gold filler bead.
- Follow with the more rounded blue pearl bead.
- And top it with another gold filler bead.
Step 2: Attaching the pearl dangle onto the lever back earring hoop.
- Using the round nose plier, form a loop at the top of the pearl dangle with the excess head pin wire, but do not close the loop completely. Leave a small gap to insert the lever back hoop.
- Finally, insert the lever back hoop and using the round nose pliers, close the gap in the wire loop.
Repeat the same steps to make the other side of the earring to complete the handmade blue pearl earrings DIY.
- These handmade pearl earrings DIY can be make with any types of pearl beads. I used fresh water pearl beads, and you can also use faux pearl beads.
- These blue pearl earrings are set together in gold colored metal. Blue and gold make a pretty match.
- If you are not a fan of gold, you can also make these earrings in silver color metal or even bronze metal.
- If you choose to change the metal, make sure the lever back hoops, the headpins and the filler beads are of the same color.
Beads size and count
- The pearl beads I used for these project come is slightly different sizes. The bottom pearls are slightly teardrop shaped and measure approximately 0.9cm long and 0.6cm wide (at its widest point). The top pearls are oval shaped and measure approximately 0.7cm long and 0.5cm wide.
- You can always use same shaped beads, but if you are using different sized ones, it is always nicer to put the larger ones at the bottom and the smaller ones on top.
- Also, you can add more pearl beads in you like your earrings to be longer. Just use a longer head pin that can fit all your beads in making the pearl dangle for the earrings.
- These earrings measure 4cm long. If you wish to make yours longer, you can always do so by adding another layer or 2 of the pearl beads.
- You can also shorten it by using only one pearl bead on each side.
- I used gold lever back earring hoops to make these DIY blue pearl earrings. The hoops measure 1cm in diameter.
- If you are not a fan of lever back earrings, you can always replace the hoops with earring hooks.
And that's that on how to make these pretty blue pearl earrings DIY.
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Happy Crafting 🙂