Nunn Design · Swarovski · Techniques

Create Unique Jewelry for Proms & Weddings

After being away for a couple of years, every once in a while I come across something in the shop that I have never seen before, and can’t believe I’ve just discovered it now!

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The pave drops are absolutely gorgeous! As wedding season is upon us, I think these are a perfect component for formal wedding wear. The crystal pave drop or the crystal AB pave drop make wonderful bridal earrings, when the other colors of pave drops would be great to accent the bridesmaid dresses. Or perhaps you have a wedding to attend and want your jewelry to look as pretty as the wedding party…these could be perfect for you as well.

Materials Used for these earrings:

2 x Pave Drop – Crystal

1 pair x Ear Wire Lever back Large Oval Antique Silver

4 x 4mm White Pearls

2 x 8mm Princess Cut Crystal Moonlight

2 x 1.5″ Headpin 21G Antique Silver

3” x  Titanium 20GA Wire

Directions:

1.  Cut approximately 1½” of wire. Create a simple loop on one end. Slide on a pearl, a princess crystal, and then another pearl. Trim the wire if needed, and create a simple loop at the end to complete your link. Repeat this for the other earring.

2. Slide your pave bead onto the headpin and complete the top with a wrapped loop. Repeat this for the other earring.

3. Open a simple loop on the end of the link you’ve created and attach the pave drop. Open the other simple loop on the opposite end of the link you’ve created, and attach this to the earwire. Repeat for the other earring.

Variations:

I chose to use lever back earrings, as I like the classy look they provide, but changing the ear wire can change the look quite easily depending on your preference. The colors that the pave drops come in are truly spectacular. Create something unique to match your dress, or the bridesmaid dresses. If you require a large quantity for the wedding party, please order early to allow time for us to special order them in for you. I also think the pave drops could be worked into a cute matching formal necklace. Get creative with them! With all of the faceted crystal in these drops, they are sure to draw attention and sparkle in your lovely designs!

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The Nunn Design line of products continues to be more of a favorite of mine with each set of new items they introduce. Recently, they began offering some new jeweled charms that I am quite fond of. The ornate mini crystal charms seemed to be a great component for simple formal jewelry. Whether it is prom, a wedding you are attending, or a wedding you are planning, I think these simple earrings could fit just what you are looking for. Experiment with how different they could look with a smaller ear wire, or purchase a third ornate mini crystal charm to put on a chain and you have an instant formal jewelry set. I chose to use kidney ear wires for these as I like the longer, more dramatic look.

Take a look at the other jeweled charms in the Nunn Design line to create other simple formal earrings mixing up the style of ear wire to suite your taste.

Happy creating!

Shelly

 

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