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Lotus Drop Earring Tutorial
Created by: Summer Melaas
Cut approx. 2" of wire and make a simple loop or wire-wrapped loop at one end, but add the lotus flower charm before closing loop. Add 2 glass O beads, a crystal bead and 2 more glass O beads. Make a loop at other end, and make it 90-degrees off from the first loop (or adjust with flat-nose pliers before adding ear wire).
For step-by-step instructions on making wire loops and best way to open and close jump rings, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF)
Slightly open loop on ear wire and slide wrapped loop on, then close loop on ear wire.
Use another jump ring to add the crystal drop to the bottom of the lotus flower charm/connector.
Make sure everything is facing the right direction.
Repeat for other earring.
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