12th Man Earrings Tutorial

Create a pair of sparkling earrings for your favorite football fan! These take just 5 minutes, and a few basic jewelry tools. No glue required, either!

This pair of earrings features a "12" charm, but you could also use a team-colored Preciosa rivoli at the bottom instead.

Designer Tips

  • Place a crystal in a setting. Use chain-nose pliers to gently press each prong into place. (more info)
  • Make 6 beaded head pins, with one sapphire bicone bead each. For instructions on making eye pin loops, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
  • Twist the loop on the ear wire to open it enough to add the setting and 3 sapphire drops. Twist to close securely.
  • Add 12 charm to bottom.


Suggested Supplies

  • 1 pair #34-569-03 TierraCast Sterling Silver French Hook, Hoop Style with Bead
  • 2 each #41-878-51-12-3 JBB Findings Silver Plated 2-Loop Bezel Setting for 12mm 4470 Cushion Square Stone
  • 2 each #04-470-12-504 Swarovski 4470 Cushion Square Stone, 12mm - Ultra AB Lime
  • 2 each #49-958-62-AS TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated ''12'' Charm, 19x15mm
  • 1 dozen (use 6 beads) #05-328-04-18 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 4mm - Sapphire
  • 1 ten-pack (use 6 pieces) #37-507 Sterling Silver Head Pin, 1", 0.020" Diameter


  • Basic jewelry-making tools (Chain-nose pliers, wire cutters, and round-nose pliers)
  • Optional: nylon-jaw pliers -- for extra safety when setting the crystal stone.
Aug 31st 2021 Rings & Things Staff

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