Introduction: Amethyst Crystal Earrings

About: Hello Instructables community! I am a college student with a passion for crafting!

These amethyst crystal earrings are super cute and trendy right now, and easy to make! I had a lot of fun making these and am excited to share them with you. This is a fast little project that will instantly dress up any look. You can also turn it into a pendant by not adding earring hooks.

You will need:

-Amethyst crystal beads (I got some at Michaels) (They must have a hole in the top)

-Earring hooks

-26 gauge wire (you could use a different gauge, but I like how this size looks)

-Wire cutters or scissors



Step 1: Prep the Wire

Start by cutting two pieces of wire, a few inches long. This doesn't have to be precise, because you can always trim off extra at the end. Take one piece and form a loop in the middle of the wire, and twist the wire a few times below the loop to finish it off. Repeat with the other piece.

Step 2: Wrap the Crystals

Place one of your looped wires above a crystal. Each tail end of the wire should go through the hole. You now should have the loop above the crystal with both tails through the hole emerging on opposite sides. Next, take the tail ends and wrap them around the top of the crystal until you have the desired effect. Trim off any extra wire and tuck the ends under the wrapped wire. Repeat with the other wire loop and crystal.

Step 3: Add Earring Hooks

Place your wrapped crystal onto the earring hook and close off the hook with pliers so the crystal will not come off. Repeat with the 2nd crystal. If you want to make a pendant instead, simply don't add the hooks and string the crystal onto a necklace.

Step 4: You Are Done!

Wow! You did it! Show off your pretty earrings to the world! You could also make a matching necklace with one more crystal, or use different colored crystals to make a rainbow of earrings as gifts or for yourself.

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