Dona Dicarlo's dainty pearl earrings tutorial is really a wire wrapped bead cap with prongs!  The prongs are merely decorative as the pearls are held up with head pins.  This design should also work for larger beads.

It is quite easy to make as it is constructed with double wires.

But one thing to watch out for are the prongs. The wire ends are cut at an angle.  I would slide some sandpaper in between the pearls and wire end and file off any burs. Also be careful when bending the prongs to the pearls as you don't want to scratch these delicate gemstones.

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