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Crystals and filigrees are a classic combination, perfect for evening wear or a special occasion like a wedding.
It is easy to get this timeless and classical look. With just a couple of simple ingredients you can whip these earrings up in no time at all.

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  • How to make a dangle earring. Filigree Wrapped Crystal Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    In this project, we're going to begin with a flat, round filigree like the one pictured in the center of this photo and turn it into cone-shaped filigree like the one on the right.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Filigree Wrapped Crystal Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place the crystal on the filigree so that it sits just at or below the bottom of the filigree. Make sure you have left yourself a point at the top where you will be able to attach it to the earring wire. For this one, I've made sure I had a loop in the center.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Filigree Wrapped Crystal Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Gently wrap the sides up and around the crystal. If you have chosen a soft metal, you can do this with your fingers. If your filigree is harder you will need to use round nose pliers to help.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Filigree Wrapped Crystal Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    Keep working the filigree until it completely encases the crystal.

    Cut a 4" length of wire. Remove the crystal from the filigree and thread it onto the center of the wire. Twist the two wires together twice and then draw the ends through the top of the filigree. Separate the ends and wrap them around the loop of the filigree several times to secure and then trim away the excess.

    String a bicone crystal on the eye pin and turn a simple loop. Attach one loop to the filigree and the other to the earring wire. Make a second earring to match.

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