Southwest Spirit Turquoise Earrings
If you love the southwestern style of jewelry, with the rich turquoise and browns, then these Southwest Spirit Turquoise Earrings will be right up your alley. Learn how to make bead cluster earrings that add some funky flair to the classic turquoise designs. Inspired by Native American beading patterns, these cluster bead turquoise DIY earrings are the perfect homemade jewelry pieces to get you in the southwest spirit. Follow this video tutorial to create these turquoise treasures.
Project TypeMake a Project
Bead TypeSeed, Gemstone, Metal, Wire
Time to CompleteUnder an hour
Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework
Bead Project TypeEarrings
- two turquoise nugget beads
- two twisted wire beads
- six round metal beads
- six seed beads
- six head pins
- two eye pins
- two ear wires
- chain nose pliers
- round nose pliers
Thread one turquoise nugget and one twisted wire bead onto an eye pin. Use chain nose and round nose pliers to make a loop above the wire bead. Repeat with remaining nugget, wire bead, and eye pin.
Thread one seed bead and one round metal bead onto a head pin. Use chain nose and round nose pliers to make a loop above the metal bead. Repeat with remaining beads and head pins to make a total of six dangles.
Attach three dangles to bottom of each turquoise nugget unit. To complete earrings, attach an ear wire to top of each turquoise nugget unit.