I know because I timed them. Admittedly I've had practice, since I've now made in the vicinity of fifteen pair. Almost all are destined for gifting, which of course is a lovely thing to do, but I find I want a pair of almost every one myself.....so getting them down to thirty minutes is great.
I posted this version a few days ago here.
And since then, I've discovered the combination of 3 mm Swarovski pearls works really well with the Swarovski element crystals and I also love the 3 mm Tierra Cast metal beads which add some heft to them.
And on top of that I've added chain, so they swing delicately from your earlobe. Having a stash of 3mm crystals and pearls really helps the design process. I love it when you can play with color in such a small place, with totally different results.
Each new pair is my new favorite, so I am currently loving the muted platinum pearl with light gold metallic crystal and purple haze drops.
But the pair on the right have burgundy ab2x crystals with Tierra cast metal beads and some 2 mm gold aurum crystal as the embellishment bead.
You need to know cubic right angle weave, but this is a great project for learning it. So have some fun with it, and if you do, send pictures. I'd love to see your color combinations!