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How to make grape cluster earrings. A jewellery making tutorial

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How to make grape cluster earrings. A jewellery making tutorial

Designed by: Edyta Rogowska

Difficulty: Beginner

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I will show you how to make earrings that look like a grape cluster in a timely fashion. I’ve used bicone crystals and firepolish rounds, but the earrings will look beautiful if you use glass pearls or your favourite gemstone. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

Depending on the materials, the earrings will be a perfect complement not only to a night out dress, but also for an everyday outfit. Ready? So let’s get creative!

You can add all the items you need to your basket by clicking the box in the 'Products used' section above, or you can let your imagination run wild and choose your own materials from the links below. Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'.

We believe that jewellery should be as individual as you are and so our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your creative imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery.

Designed by Edyta Rogowska

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Cut 2x 6cm length of chain – make sure there are 30 links on each of them.

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Open the bottom ring in the earring wire and slip it through the chain. Repeat that with the 2nd earring wire.

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String each crystal onto the pins. 20mm pins are a bit too long, so cut them 7-8mm above the crystals using the diagonal pliers.

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Bend the tail end of the head pins using round nose pliers to make a loop – it will help you to hang the crystals on to the chain.

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As you have made all the loops, it’s time to attach the crystals to the chain. Start with the smaller ones. Using the cyrclip pliers, open the loop and slide the crystal onto the 1st link of the chain. Close the loop.

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Attach the following crystals to both sides alternately. Do it thinly at the beginning, adding a crystal every 2-3 links, then densely – adding 2 crystals to each link. Having that long earring, I hung 1 bead on the 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th link.

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Starting from the 13th link, attach two crystals to each link.

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As you have attached all of the 17 small crystals, your earring should look like his.

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Continue attaching the bigger crystals. Attach 2 crystals to each link – one on each side.

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As you have attached the bigger crystals to all of the links, there are 5 biggest crystals left. Attach them to the bottom ring of the earring wire to make the cluster fuller.

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Repeat all the steps to make the 2nd earring.

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What do you think? Show us your version of the grape cluster!

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