Southwest Spirit Turquoise Earrings

By: Sandy Huntress for AllFreeJewelryMaking
Southwest Spirit Turquoise Earrings
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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
  • wire cutters


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Attach three dangles to bottom of each turquoise nugget unit. To complete earrings, attach an ear wire to top of each turquoise nugget unit.

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These are a very basic, yet very pretty pair of earrings. They are easy to make and rough gemstones are in right now. Torquoise use to be the December birthstone until it was updated. I still consider it mine. These will be mine, along with a pendant to match. Thank you for sharing this one.

This is a very nifty looking native earrings. I like the chunky turquoise beads gives it that southwestern look along with the brass dangle beads that gives it that special added touch. I have a lot of focal beads and seed beads that I can see made into these lovely earrings. Has anyone made some yet?

Turquoise and brass - a surprising combination when one is so used to combining silver and turquoise looks good though, a touch of the East Indian to the design as opposed to the usual Navajo or like touch. As it happens I have almost all the necessaries - or very close - on hand shall have to try them first thing tomorrow.


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