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Half-Drilled Pearls 101







Designed by Cynthia Kimura

It's easy to create sophisticated, high-quality jewelry with half-drilled pearls. All you have to do is choose your favorite bail or earring settings and glue the pearls into place. The pearls are beautiful enough to stand on their own in necklaces and they look fabulous on earring posts. See more of these half-drilled pearls in this Artbeads Cafe episode. With these ideas as inspiration, you'll be dressing up your looks with half-drilled pearls in no time!

Techniques Used:
Jump Ring Handy Tip Video

Black Pearl Necklace

16 inch Sterling Silver 0.80mm Snake Chain
16 inch Sterling Silver 0.80mm Snake Chain
Code: SNKCHN-16C
Diameter 0.8mm, Length 16 inches 
1-23-56+
$9.23$8.61$8.02
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Sterling Silver Large 1/2 Drilled Pearl Filigree Bail Setting
Sterling Silver Large 1/2 Drilled Pearl Filigree Bail Setting
Code: FIND-1197
Length 8.5mm, Width 6.5mm, Hole Size 3.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$5.82$5.27$4.77
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Swarovski 5818 8mm Round Half-Drilled Pearl Dark Grey
Swarovski 5818 8mm Round Half-Drilled Pearl Dark Grey
Code: 5818-DGR8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.70$0.64$0.59
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White Pearl Necklace

925/10 Silver-Filled 16-Inch Drawn Cable Chain Necklace
925/10 Silver-Filled 16-Inch Drawn Cable Chain Necklace
Code: NECK-0033
Length 16 Inch, Link 3mm x 2mm 
1-45-910+
$4.39$4.08$3.78
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Sterling Silver Large 1/2 Drilled Pearl Filigree Bail Setting
Sterling Silver Large 1/2 Drilled Pearl Filigree Bail Setting
Code: FIND-1197
Length 8.5mm, Width 6.5mm, Hole Size 3.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$5.82$5.27$4.77
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Swarovski 5818 8mm Round Half-Drilled Pearl White
Swarovski 5818 8mm Round Half-Drilled Pearl White
Code: 5818-WHT8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.70$0.64$0.59
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White Earrings with Black Drops

Sterling Silver 3mm 1/2 Drilled Pearl Earring Post Setting with Ring
Sterling Silver 3mm 1/2 Drilled Pearl Earring Post Setting with Ring
Code: EAR-0079
Post Length 10mm, Wire Gauge 12, Fits Bead Size 3mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.99$0.89$0.81
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Swarovski 5818 4mm Round Half-Drilled Pearl White
Swarovski 5818 4mm Round Half-Drilled Pearl White
Code: 5818-WHT4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.42$0.38$0.35
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Swarovski 6007 7mm Briolette Pendant Jet
Swarovski 6007 7mm Briolette Pendant Jet
Code: 6007-JET7
Height 7mm, Width 4mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.91$0.81$0.72
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Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .290 inches (0.90 x 7.35mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .290 inches (0.90 x 7.35mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-G
Diameter 7.3mm, 19 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.52$0.48$0.41
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Sterling Earring Clutch
Sterling Earring Clutch
Code: STG-CLUTCH
Length 5.5mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.95$0.85$0.76
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Light Cream Earrings

Swarovski 5818 6mm Round Half-Drilled Pearl Cream
Swarovski 5818 6mm Round Half-Drilled Pearl Cream
Code: 5818-CRM6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.59$0.54$0.50
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Gold-Filled 4mm 1/2 Drilled Pearl Earring Post Setting
Gold-Filled 4mm 1/2 Drilled Pearl Earring Post Setting
Code: EAR-0076
Post Length 10mm, Wire Gauge 20, Fits Bead Size 4mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.49$1.33$1.21
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Clear Rubber Earwire Clutch
Clear Rubber Earwire Clutch
Code: EWC20
Length 3mm, Width 3.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10$0.08$0.06
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