How to make crystal briolette earrings:

make briolette earrings


These elegant crystal briolette earrings are made using a technique called a briolette wrap. A briolette wrap is used when you work with top drilled beads, whith holes drilled horizontally from side to side and not vertically from top to bottom.

I’ve used blue Swarovski crystal beads and rondelles to make these earrings, but feel free to use any crystal beads and color choices of your own. You’ll be able to find swarovski crystals easily. Local bead shops, online bead stores as well as ebay have plenty of swarovski crystals available. By using clear crystal beads, you can use this project to make beautiful bridal or evening earrings.

What you need:

  • 2 briolette crystal beads (10mm), color of your choice
  • 4 swarovski crystal disc beads (5mm)
  • 2 swarovski roundelles 5mm
  • 22g (0.6mm) wire
  • 2 french hook earring wires
  • round nose pliers
  • chain or flat nose pliers
  • wire or side cutters
  • safety glasses (optional)


Follow steps 1-8 of the briolette wrap earrings project as described on the page briolette wrap earrings, but use the blue crystal beads and rondelles instead. Your earrings will look like the ones in the photo below.

briolette earrings project


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