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Estella Pearls Cluster Earrings Jewellery Making Project

June 20, 2023 3 min read

handmade pearl cluster earrings with Estella Pearls and gold plated ear wires from Bluestreak Crsytals.
Get creative with Estella Pearl Cluster Earrings: The perfect bridal accessory for every fashionable bride! For all the crafters and jewellery makers out there, Estella Pearl Cluster Earrings are a perfect handmade jewellery making project that you can work on. These pearl earrings are a beautiful addition to any bride's wedding day attire. Pearls have always been a timeless choice for bridal accessories and wedding day jewellery, and Estella Pearls are no exception. Jewellery making is an incredibly satisfying craft, and these accessories offer a fantastic opportunity to put your creativity to work. With a little bit of patience and the right tools, you can create a beautiful pair of cluster earrings for yourself or a friend.


Component List:

The full list of pearls, components and tools needed to complete this project can be found below. If you click on the product description (link), the respective product page will open, where each item can be viewed and added to cart:


Component Image
Component Name / Link To Purchase
Component Quantity
Estella Pearls White 6mm
Estella Pearls White 6mm x 2
Estella Pearls Gold 6mm
Estella Pearls Gold 6mm
x 2
Estella Pearls Rosaline 6mm
Estella Pearls Rosaline 6mm
x 2
Estella Pearls Cream 6mm
Estella Pearls Cream 6mm
x 2
Gold Plated Jump Rings 4mm
Gold Plated Jump Rings 4mm
x 4
Gold Plated Flat End Headpins 1 inch
Gold Plated Flat End Headpins 1 inch
x 8
Gold Plated Fish Hook Ear Wires Gold Plated Shepherds Crook Ear Wires x 1 pair
Side Cutters Side Cutters
x 1
Round Nose Pliers Round Nose Pliers
x 1
Chain Nose Pliers Chain Nose Pliers
x 1




Step 1

Thread one pearl onto a headpin

Take one headpin and thread one pearl onto it, then use the chain nose pliers and bend the headpin 90 degrees just above the pearl so that it won’t slide off.

Step 2

Create a loop

Then use the loop pliers to bend the wire back on itself, wrapping it round until it forms a complete loop that sits neatly around the 2mm marking on the narrower of the two round noses. Use the side cutters to snip away any excess wire, use the flat side of the cutter to accurately cut the loop where the wire overlaps. The finished component can now function like a tiny pendant and should look like the image below.

Create a loop

Step 3

Repeat for all pearls

Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all 8 pearls, take care to ensure the loops you create are all the same size by making sure they all sit neatly on the 2mm marking on the loop pliers before snipping the wire with the side cutters. 

Step 4

Connect two pearls together

Use a gentle twisting motion with your pliers to open a 4mm jump ring and slide on two of the tiny pearl pendants and then twist the jump ring closed again, this creates a two pearl cluster.

Connect two pearls together

Step 5

Repeat step 4

Repeat this process until you have 2 sets of pearl clusters and 4 single pearl pendants.


Repeat step 4 and connect pearls together


Step 6

Connect the pearls to the ear wire

To create the cluster, twist open a fresh jump ring and thread on the components in the following sequence.

  1. Single pearl pendant
  2. Two pearl cluster using the central jump ring
  3. The shepherds crook ear wire
  4. Single pearl pendant

Then twist the jump ring closed again. Take care to make sure you are using one of each colour in the cluster, this is so that the two earrings will have an even distribution of pearl colours when the set is completed.

Step 7

Repeat step 6

Repeat the sequence detailed I stage 6 to complete the cluster for the second earring.


Congratulations you have completed the project!


You've just made a pair of beautiful pearl cluster earrings using Estella pearls. Feel free to change the colours and styles of the pearls or swap the pearls for round beads to make your own variations! You can also make longer clusters so that the earrings hang lower, and this same technique could be adapted into a matching necklace design for a complete handmade pearl cluster jewellery set!