Monday, March 9, 2015

Free Beading Tutorial - Crystal Earring Drop

While browsing Pinterest, I came upon this necklace photo and it gave me an idea for embellishing a crystal drop bead: 

What I came up with is easy to do and the number of seed beads can be adjusted to fit different size drops. My tutorial includes the bead counts for two common sizes. The earring in the photo below is my adaptation of the "Arula Earrings" pattern, which I blogged about HERE. I've made a few more sample earrings with this drop bead added and I will blog about them later after I take photos of them.

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 3mm druks "Ivory Pearl Coat"
  • 7x5mm drop "Transparent Champagne Luster"

Click HERE to download the Crystal Earring Drop tutorial

If you like this tutorial, please consider making a voluntary donation through PayPal using the DONATE button on the right.



  1. I really like your version and the modification you did on the original. I don't think I'm experienced enough to figure this one out from the original photos. Very pretty shape.

  2. I am a bit baffled as to why you would write a tutorial where at least 80% is already done and only giving the directions for adding the drop at the bottom. Why is that?

    1. That's because the rest of the earring is not my pattern. It wouldn't be right for me to include the instructions for the making the rest of the earring when the pattern is available on this blog:

      Arula Minta

  3. OMG! I found your site through Deb Roberti around the beading table. UI love her patterns and was so pleased with what I found on your web. Thank you so very much for sharing some of your patterns. pwbeads Cindy Musick

  4. Does that mean we can make from your patterns to sell the products?

  5. I am not seeing the complete pattern and am requesting that you contact me through the reply section of this comment.

    1. The earring pattern is posted on someone else's blog HERE. My pattern is only for making the drop part of the earring. The drop can be added to other earring designs as well as this one.