by Sue

What are some methods and patterns for making earrings using gemstone chips and nuggets?

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Two Gemstone Chip Earring Ideas
by: Roberta

You can stack them on a headpin, turn a loop in the top and put them on an earwire.

Another way is to string them on beading thread.

Start with one end strung through a clam or beading tip, string on the chips, put the thread through the bottom of the tip.

To finish I usually string the thread ends through a seed bead, tie a tight knot, add a drop of glue, close the tip and put on an earwire.

Gemstone chip earrings
by: ConnieG

Fire Mountain Gems has tons of ideas. Go to their Gallery of Designs and using the search feature for “earrings chips”, you will arrive at this list of about two dozen ideas:

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I'm Christine Gierer and I'm obsessed with making jewelry and teaching others how to do it too. I've been a creative person all my life, and I've done all kinds of things like art, sociology, and counseling. But nothing makes me happier than playing with beads, wires, and tools and sharing my tips and tricks with you. I have two awesome websites where you can find tons of tutorials, courses, and workshops on how to make jewelry and how to sell it online.

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