Thursday, 27 September 2012

Beautiful Briolette Bead Inspiration

Gemstone briolette beads are just perfect for adding to earring drops, their beautiful sparkle really lends itself to earring designs, whether you create a beautiful beaded design or add them to metal designs, there are so many possibilities for these beautiful beads.

  • Green Onyx and Green Amethyst Earrings Green Onyx and Green Amethyst Earrings
  • These vibrant green onyx and green amethyst earrings are so eye catching! We wire wrapped four green onyx briolette beads per earring and added them to a short length of SN2 silver chain using small jump rings. We then wire wrapped a green amethyst briolette bead for each earring and added them to the end of the chain using a jump ring to give a nice neat finish to the piece.
  • Carnelian and Pyrite Briolette EarringsCarnelian and Pyrite Briolette Earrings We love the Bollywood feel of these carnelian and pyrite briolette earrings. Here we created a loop out of 1mm brass wire and hammered flat to create a lovely texture and shape. We then wire wrapped three pyrite briolette beads per earring using 0.3mm brass wire and added these to the bottom of the loop. The carnelian briolette bead was then wire wrapped and added to the top of the hoop with a small jump ring. (We linked the jump ring through wire at the top of the loop to stop the carenlian bead sliding around)
  • Blue Chalcedony and Black Spinel EarringsBlue Chalcedony and Black Spinel Earrings These funky blue chalcedony and black spinel earrings were really easy to create. We used 0.3mm brass wire and wrapped rough loops, about half way through wrapping the loops we added the black spinel briolettes to the bottom loop of the wire and then continued with the loops. We then sealed the loops together at the top by wire wrapping tightly around the wire. We then wire wrapped a blue chalcedony briolette and then added this to the top of the loop using more wire wrapping.

    • Lapis Lazuli Briolette earringsLapis Lazuli Briolette earrings The rich blue of these lapis lazuli briolette beads looks fab combined with brass wire. Here we wire wrapped loops in brass wire and sealed at the top by wire wrapping. We hammered these flat. We then wire wrapped a lapis lazuli briolette and added it to the top of the loops. Very simple but beautiful!
    • Pink Chalcedony Briolette EarringsPink Chalcedony Briolette Earrings These pink chalcedony briolette earrings were unbelievably simple to make. We used round nose pliers to create the curved shape out of 1mm brass wire, we then hammered this flat for a lovely texture. We wire wrapped the pink chalcedony briolette bead and then added that to the bottom of wire shape we created.
    • Turquoise Briolette EarringsTurquoise Briolette Earrings These turquoise briolette earrings were made in the same way as the pink chalcedony briolette earrings. We love the vibrant turquoise combined with brass, this lovely turquoise colour is sure to add a bit of summer brightness to your designs!
    • Learn how to wire wrap briolettes...Learn how to wire wrap briolettes... If you are feeling inspired by these designs but aren't sure how to wire wrap a briolette, then all you need to do is follow our 'How to wire wrap a briolette' technique and you can get started creating something beautiful today!

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