Pearls and Swirls Earrings Tutorial

Pearls and Swirls Earrings Tutorial

Created by: Rita Hutchinson

Designer Tips

  • Create two BRONZclay™ charms according to the manufacturer's instructions. Like most metal clays, BRONZclay must be fired in a kiln. BRONZclay shrinks approximately 20% from package to finished product. When you create your pieces, keep this in mind.
  • Use a decorative rubber stamp or texture plate to create a design in the BRONZclay.
  • Use the bead reamer to enlarge the holes in the pearls. Submerge the pearl in a shallow bowl of water while reaming, and work from both sides for best result.

Free Technique Sheets & How-Tos

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 strand [use 2] #20-638-09-363 Freshwater Pearl Beads, 8mm Faceted Potato
  • 1 ea #87-151-100 BRONZclay™, 100 grams (Bronze)
  • 1 ea #87-197 Coal Carbon, 2lbs.
  • 1 pair [use 1 pair] #34-063-41 French Hook Ear Wire, Niobium (Bronze)
  • 1 100 [use 2] #37-099-20-6 Head Pin, 2", Standard, Ball End (Antiqued Brass Plated)


  • #69-058 Tool, Bead Reamer, Battery Operated
  • #87-199 Tool, Firing Pan with Lid
  • #65-330 Tool, Pliers, Chain Nose, Non-Serrated, 5"
  • #65-206 Tool, Pliers, Round Nose, 4.5"
  • #69-056 Tool, Side Flush Cutter

Additional Supplies

Feb 22nd 2023 Rita Hutchinson

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