April 30, 2013

Nailed Pearl Earrings

While I was threading pearls onto headpins for another project, the way they were lying on the table brought this idea to me. Of course, you can change the color of the pearls or the metal; or even use crystal beads instead of pearls, to alter this "cluster" design. Making an ear hook from a headpin really saves time too, because its end is already filed!

Materials and Tools

  • 12  8mm freshwater pearl beads
  • 12  3/4" head pins, in a gauge that fits your chosen pearls
  • 2   2" 21-gauge head pins
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers