Crystal Balls Tutorial


Weave little sparkling balls of crystals to hang from earrings or act as a “beaded bead” for stringing. This technique does not require threading a needle. Crystal ball earrings are a great companion to a Puffy Heart or Princess Pillow pendant. You could use all one color of one of Swarovski’s fabulous AB2X finishes, a mix of your favorite crystal colors, or even an ombre (light-to-dark gradient) effect as in the pink and olive pairs pictured here. Different crystal sizes yield different sized crystal balls, but I use the 4mm bicones. Swarovski color suggestions are included for making color gradients.

This tutorial includes detailed, step-by-step instructions with high-quality color photographs and a materials list. The PDF can be downloaded instantly after payment is completed.

Level: Beginner

Supplies needed: 14 4-6mm Swarovski bicone crystals per ball, monofilament (illusion cord), GS Hypo Cement. Earwires, headpins, round-nose pliers, wire cutters, & chain-nose pliers are optional for earrings.