How to make crystal angel earrings

October 28, 2014
Angel Earrings in Progress

When I first saw the cool shape of Swarovski’s crystal dome beads (from their Fall/Winter 2014/15 Innovations), two thoughts immediately came to my mind – bell and angel skirt.

Dome Bead Innovation

Dome Bead Innovation

 

This tutorial shows you how to use these sparkling faceted beads to make angel skirts for earring designs.  The exact same combinations can also be used to make single angels for pendants, bookmarks, gift tags, and more!

There are two styles of Swarovski dome beads to choose from. The large dome beads give you a more elongated shape:

#5541 Large Dome Bead

Article 5541 Large Dome Beads

 

The small dome beads have a more rounded out bell shape:

#5542 Small Dome Bead

Article 5542 Small Dome Beads

 

The main components of any crystal angel design are: halos, heads, wing beads, and bodies:

Angel Earrings in Progress

Angel Earrings in Progress

 

TierraCast makes a variety of wing bead styles.  Additional wing beads are also available in base metal and sterling silver.

Various Metal Wing Beads

Various Metal Wing Beads

 

Popular bead styles for halos include heishi, and beaded heishi beads as well as rhinestone rondelles.

Metal Halo Beads

Metal Halo Beads

 

Here are several combinations of halos, wings, and bodies in different colors and sizes. For a complete parts list of supplies ready to buy, click each image below! (Or browse our Rings & Things Design Gallery.)

 

Heavenly Angel Earrings

Heavenly Angel Earrings

 

Lilac Shadow Angel Earrings

Lilac Shadow Angel Earrings

 

Angel in Training Earrings

Angel in Training Earrings

 

Blue Shade Angel Earrings

Blue Shade Angel Earrings

 

Christmas Angel Earrings

Christmas Angel Earrings

 

Forest Fairy Earrings

Forest Fairy Earrings

Other popular shapes for body include the Teardrop bead and the cone-shaped Swarovski Crystal Artemis bead.

 

Crystal Angel Earrings with Teardrop Beads

Crystal Angel Earrings with Teardrop Beads

 

Artemis Crystal Angel Earrings

Artemis Crystal Angel Earrings

 

Keep in mind that angels can be any color! Choose whatever colors you like for whatever mood you’re in!

Dark Fairy Earrings

Dark Fairy Earrings

 

No matter whether you’re preparing for Christmas or you’re a year round angel aficionado, take inspiration from these designs and create your own heavenly host.

~ Rita

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