PInot NOir Earrings

DESIGNED BY Molly Schaller

Pinot Noir Earrings

The Pinot Noir Earrings are part of our monthly Pretty Palettes design challenge. Click to learn how you can play along!

12 5x16mm black with purple iris half coat Czech glass daggers (16379)
2 13mm multi iris coated druzy agate lentils (14492)
12 3mm black/red Czech glass fire-polished faceted rounds (15575)
38 11/0 dark red silver lined Czech glass seed beads (16390)
2 5mm crystal with rose coating Czech glass fire-polished faceted rounds (15430)
14” 22-gauge gold colored German wire (180A-022)
10 2” antique gold ball pins
2 gold tone ear wires

Wire nippers
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers

Level of difficulty: intermediate

Time: 1 hour


1. Cut a 1-inch piece of wire. Make a simple loop.

2. Slide a druzy lentil onto the wire. Make another simple loop.

3. Cut a 6-inch piece of wire and bend it into a U shape with one side slightly longer than the other.

4. Onto the wire string 1 seed bead, 1 3mm red faceted round, 1 seed bead, 1 3mm red faceted round, 1 seed bead, 1 3mm red faceted round, 3 seed beads.

5. String 1 loop of the druzy link.

6. String 1 seed bead and 1 dagger. Repeat 5 more times. String 1 seed bead and the second loop of the druzy link.

7. String the same beads as step 4 but in reverse to create a symmetrical earring.

8. Cross the shorter tail of wire over the longer tail to make a teardrop shape. Wrap the shorter tail around the longer “neck.” Trim shorter wire.

9. String 1 5mm crystal with rose bead onto the longer wire and make a wrapped loop.

10. Open the loop of an ear wire and slide the earring onto the loop.

11. Repeat steps 1-10 to create a second earring. 

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Molly Schaller is a crafts industry consultant, jewelry designer, and communications specialist. She loves how crafts weave one's heart, hands, and mind into one beautiful experience and is always on the lookout for a new crafting hobby.