Accessories with a birthstone colour scheme are a fabulous way to give a sense of identity to the wearer. Birthstone colours have varied over the centuries, however in this easy-to-follow guide we have made colour recommendations with Swarovski Crystals based on the currently accepted official birthstones.
Birthstone colours are inspired by their natural mineral counterparts, and they are easily matched using shades from the Swarovski Crystals range. Each month has its own colour associated with it and the month of the wearers birth date determines their birthstone colour, making it a perfect birthday gift for anyone who appreciates sparkle.
Follow the colour guide and step by step instructions below to create your very own set of Birthstone Earrings with Swarovski Beads. This concept can easily be adapted using pendants or differently shaped beads, as long as the colour is true to the birthstone shade. We encourage you to experiment and enjoy this wonderful addition to anyone's jewellery collection.
Swarovski Authorised Distribution Partner
If you are not currently a Swarovski approved customer / business you can apply online. Bluestreak Crystals are one of very few worldwide Swarovski Authorised Distribution Partners which continue to supply the full range of Swarovski Crystals. Alternatively, we would recommend using Serinity Crystals as a perfect replacement for crystal components used in this project.
The full list of Swarovski crystals, 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:
Thread one of the 2mm Silver Plated beads onto the Headpin, then the Swarovski 5328 6mm Bicone bead, followed by the second 2mm Silver Plated bead, then the Swarovski 5328 4mm Bicone bead and finally the third 2mm Silver Plated bead.
Trim the headpin wire above the bead to about 1cm, then make a right-angle bend close up against the bead, using Chain Nose pliers. Grip the end of the wire with Round Nose pliers and roll the wire over to form a loop, holding the beads in place with your thumb nail. Keeping a firm grip on the wire continue to turn the pliers until you have a nice loop which should be centred above the bead.
Open the jump ring by using two pliers and twisting the jump ring in opposite directions, this will safely open the jump ring.
Using the open jump ring, attach the loop of the headpin to the loop of the ear wire. Finally close the jump ring using the two pliers to pull the ends of the jump ring together.