Wire Wrapped Druzy Jewelry

Wire Wrapped Druzy Jewelry

Friends, I am super duper excited to share today’s post with you because I have been wanting to make this kind of jewelry for a long time now! Months ago, I saw some jewelry on Instagram that was made with Druzy beads and as you can imagine, it instantly caught my eye because it sparkled! My sweet hubby was thoughtful enough to buy me a druzy necklace for Christmas, and as soon as I saw it up close, I realized how simple it is to create your own sparkly pieces using these gorgeous beads. Here’s how…

Wire Wrapped Druzy Jewelry

First, you need to know what a druzy bead is so you know what you’re looking for when buying your supplies. Druzy is a term used for a coating of fine crystals inside a geode or on the surface of a rock fracture. So, these beads are created by slicing open pieces of quartz, agate, or other stones to reveal the crystals inside. They are cut into geometric shapes in varying sizes, the backs are flattened, and holes are drilled to make them something a beader can work with.

Wire Wrapped Druzy JewelrySo, the first thing to do when you want to create your jewelry is to find a supplier and choose the bead{s} that you love best! Many places sell these beads by the string, which can cost more than $40, but I prefer to buy mine individually. It’s cheaper for me that way because I don’t need a whole strand of the same thing, plus I can order whatever individual colors, shapes, and sizes I want to work with. I bought the ones you see in this post from Sweet Caroline Gems on Etsy. Each bead can cost between $5-10 depending on how big it is. Sometimes, you can purchase them in pairs too if you want to make earrings. Once your beads arrive, you only need a few other supplies and you’re ready to go! {PS. If you’ve never made an Etsy purchase before, click here to save $5 on your first one!}


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– Druzy Beads
Wire {I used 26 gauge}
Needle Nose Pliers
Wire Cutters
Jump Rings
Necklace chain

Now, ready to get started?

Step 1: Thread your wire through the bead. Don’t cut the wire from the spool yet since you don’t know how much you will need.


Step 2: Gently bend the end of the wire and press it against the bottom of the bead so that it stays in place.


Step 3: Use needle nose pliers to create a small wire loop at the top of the bead. If you’re not sure how to create a loop, check out this Wire Wrapping 101 post that will walk you through step by step with photos.


Step 4: Hold the bead in your non-dominant hand and begin wrapping the wire around the bead as many times as you like. Pull tightly as you go.


Step 5: When you’ve gone around the bead as much as you like {I went around this one six times}, wrap your wire around the base of the wire loop you created in step 3 to secure it, then cut the wire.


Here’s a view from the side once the wrapping was complete…


And just so you know, here’s a view of the back…see how it’s smooth and flat? Totally opposite the fun sparkly crystals on the other side!


Once the wire wrapping is complete, all that’s left to do is add a jump ring and turn your druzy into whatever you want it to become! If you have a pair, like I do, you can make them into earrings by simply adding ear wires.

Wire Wrapped Druzy Jewelry

Want a necklace? Just add chain! These little gems {literally!} are so sparkly and lovely no matter what size, color, and shape you choose! I couldn’t believe how easy it was to turn them into jewelry for myself…less than $10 a piece! Although the beads are a bit pricey, if you have wire and tools, the beads are the only real cost {and they’re totally worth it in my opinion!}. What do you think? Which one is your favorite?

Wire Wrapped Druzy Jewelry

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  3. Thanks for listing the steps of wire wrapped jewellery sets. I have never made these jewellery sets but have made wire dangle earrings. I have listed the steps to create wire dangle earrings in my blog. Hope you would like it and will add value to this post.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! I have noticed druzy jewelry (and admired it!) but wondered how to work with it. Your explanation is very easy to follow. The pieces you made are lovely!

  5. I love to wear jewelry but now I don’t have to purchase it I can make it by myself. Thanks for making it possible for me to make my own jewelry at my home.

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