Chalcedony, Apatite & Peridot Clusters

Project Description

Who is this project for? Women What are you most proud of? These were my first attempt at cluster earrings and wrapping a briolette. They took me quite a long time because I wasn't used to working with such a small guage of wire, but I think they turned out pretty well for a first try! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time, work slowly if it's something new for you! I don't have a pattern for these ... I just laid out beads/gems until I got colors, sizes, shapes I liked together and then just started adding them above the briolettes. Once I got the cluster above the brios the way I liked, I added a few more gems to dangle down along side the Chalcedony focal brios for a little something extra!

What you will need

  • Aqua Chalcedony briolettes
  • faceted aqua Apatite and Peridot rondelles
  • Czech fire-polished crystals and sterling silver wire.

Q&A with Cindy Watkins

Cindybar1 asked:
Love these earrings! Do you sell them?
Cindy Watkins answered:
Thank you! I haven't started selling anything yet, but I hope to in the future.
Cathyherbsew asked:
these are gorgeous! Did you create your earwire?if yes, how?
Cindy Watkins answered:
Thank you Cathy. Yes I made the earwires. I just made a wrapped loop with only 1 or 2 wraps; I added the sterling bead and swirled the wrap wire around the bead, then I finished it with 1 or 2 wraps above the bead. Hope that helps!