Ultra Simple Blue Rivoli Earrings Tutorial

These sparkling earrings use only 3 components, and 2 common pairs of jewelry pliers (available individually or in a kit). Ultra Blue AB is a vivid blue coating added to a Swarovski rivoli crystal. 12mm rivolis are available in 80 colors!

Created by: Janet Boyington

Designer Tips
  • Center rivoli crystal in bezel.
  • Use your fingers or flat-nose nylon-jaw pliers to gently squeeze each prong most of the way down onto crystal, being careful not to scratch the coating on the back of the crystal.
  • Make sure crystal is centered, and use nylon-jaw pliers to finish tightening the prongs.
  • Add ear wire to loop on bezel. (Open the loop on the ear wire the same way you would open a jump ring. - See Jump Ring Tip in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).)
  • Repeat for other earring.


Suggested Supplies

  • 2 each  #41-860-12-01-5  Rivoli Setting, 1 Loop, 12mm, Open Back - Antiqued Silver Plated
  • 2 each  #01-122-12-506  Swarovski 1122 Rivoli Stone, 12mm, Ultra AB Blue
  • 1 pair  #34-042-0-GM  TierraCast Niobium Earring Hooks w/ Round and Heishi Beads, Raw/ Sterling/ Black


  • Nylon-Jaw Pliers
  • Round-Nose or Chain-Nose Pliers
Jan 1st 2021 Janet Boyington

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