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Swarovski Crystals Cluster Earrings Jewellery Making Project

March 04, 2023 2 min read

Swarovski Crystals Cluster Earrings Jewellery Making Project

Follow the instructions below and make these fabulous Bead Cluster Earrings with Swarovski Crystals.These glittering twisted wire earrings mimic juicy raspberries in their current Rose AB colour pallet, however this jewellery making craft project could be adapted to look more like grapes on a vine if the colour of the beads were changed to jonquil or amethyst. The colour and size of the Swarovski Crystal Beads is entirely customisable to suite your desired aesthetic and we encourage you experiment and discover something you can be proud to show off to your friends and family.


Buy Swarovski Crystals

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. 


Component List:

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:


Component Image
Component Name / Link To Purchase
Component Quantity
Serinity 500 Beads Rose AB
Swarovski 5000 Beads 6mm Rose AB
x 20
Gold Plated Crimp Covers Gold Plated Crimp Covers 4mm x 2
Gold Plated Fishhook Ear Wires
Gold Plated Fishhook Ear Wires
x 2
Artistic Wire Artistic Wire
x 1
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
x 1
side cutters for jewellery making
Side Cutters
x 1
Round Nose Pliers Round Nose Pliers
x 1




Step 1

Cut a 30cm length of flexible wire and thread on one 5000 Swarovski round bead and line it up with the halfway point on the wire.

Step 2

Pinch the two pieces of wire from either side of the bead together and firmly twist them into a tight spiral, twisting a minimum of two times, securing the bead in place.

Step 3

Add another bead to one of the two wires, leaving approximately 1cm gap between the new bead and the section of twisted wire.

Step 4

Pinch and twist the wire to secure this second bead in place, this will bring the Swarovski crystals close together.

Step 5

Repeat this process, alternating between the two wires until you have a cluster of 10 beads, it should vaguely resemble a raspberry, then twist both wires together at the top, securing the cluster.

Step 6

Use the Side Cutter to trim away the rest of one of the two wires, so that there is now only a single wire protruding from the bead cluster.

Step 7

Use Chain Nose Pliers to press a 4mm Crimp Cover around the short section of twisted wire that can be seen above the bead cluster. This will conceal the twist and the tip of the trimmed wire.

Step 8

Use Round Nose Pliers to then bend the protruding wire just above the Crimp Cover into a small loop and cut off any excess with Side Cutters.

Step 9

Twist the loop open and thread on the Fishhook Ear wire, then twist the loop closed and repeat for the other earring.


Congratulations you have completed the project !