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Deep Purple Dumortierite Dangle Earrings | Jewelry Design Ideas

Deep Purple Dumortierite Dangle Earrings

by Diana Swank

With our DIY jewelry kit you can easily make these delightful purple dumortierite earrings to add a bit of Victorian-style glamour to any outfit. Swarovski's new Crystal Paradise Shine rondells accent the natural color variations of oval purple dumortierite focal beads. Antique copper bead caps further enhance the gemstones and crystals with an ideal amount of metallic contrast. The finished dangling earrings hang from hypoallergenic niobium earwires and measure 2 5/8 inches.

2 purple dumortierite 15 x 30mm oval beads
2 Swarovski 6mm crystal paradise shine rondells
2 TierraCast 4mm scalloped bead caps in antique copper
4 TierraCast 5mm Tiffany bead caps in antique copper
4 TierraCast 2mm round copper metal beads
2 base metal 2 inch medium headpins in antique copper
10 inches of 22 gauge round antique copper Craft Wire
2 TierraCast niobium shepherd hook earwires in antique copper

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step 1
step 1

Slide a 2mm round copper bead, a 6mm Swarovski crystal rondell and a 4mm scalloped bead cap on to a headpin. Complete a simple wire twisted loop.

Watch our wire twisted loop video for a how-to demonstration by our beading expert.

step 2
step 2

Cut your copper wire in half.

Complete a wire twisted loop at one end of one 5-inch piece of wire.

Slide a 2mm round copper bead, a 5mm Tiffany bead cap, an oval purple dumortierite bead and another 5mm Tiffany bead cap on to your wire.

step 3
step 3

Start wire twisted loop at the end of your wire, but don't complete it.

Slide the piece you created in step 1 into the incomplete wire loop.

step 4
step 4

Complete the wire twisted loop to link these two earring sections.

step 5
step 5

Open the earwire loop to the side, slide on your earring and close the earwire loop.

Repeat all steps for your second earring and you're done.

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