Twilight Earrings Tutorial

Twilight Earrings Tutorial

The Swarovski crystal cushion square in Heliotrope is not always available, but we love this simple, versatile project design -- and Amethyst AB is so pretty, that we've linked in some alternate suggestions below so we could keep this project in our gallery.

Created by: Summer Melaas

Designer Tips

  • Place 12mm cushion square stone into setting, and use nylon-jaw or chain-nose pliers to gently flatten the prongs onto the stone. See tips in our blog, for best way to keep your stone safe and centered.
  • Slide beads onto ear wire in desired order, and add dangle to bottom loop.
  • Optional: Use round-nose pliers to slightly crimp the bottom loop (not too tight!), to hold the dangle securely in place.

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 100-pack (use 4 beads) #49-997-03-AC 3mm TierraCast Faceted Heishi Spacer Beads - Antiqued Copper Plated
  • 1 dozen (use 2 beads) #05-328-06-43 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 6mm - Amethyst AB 2X
  • 1 dozen (use 2 beads) #05-328-04-43 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 4mm - Amethyst AB 2X
  • 2 each #04-470-12-04 12mm Cushion Square in Heliotrope ... this color is not always available. See 80 other colors of this size here.
  • 2 each #41-878-52-12-7 Copper Plated 1-Loop Bezel Setting for 12mm #4470 Cushion Square Stone
  • 1 72-pack (use 1 pair) #34-172-9 47mm Kidney Ear Wires with Gunmetal Finish -- no longer available. Suggested substitutions:
    #34-572 47mm Sterling Silver Kidney Ear Wire -- or --
    #34-172-6 47mm Antiqued Brass Plated Kidney Ear Wire -- or --
    #34-172-147mm Stainless Steel Kidney Ear Wire


  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Nylon-jaw chain-nose pliers
  • Round-nose pliers
Jan 1st 2021 Summer Melaas

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