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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, 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. 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.
This design is pure and simple with clear Swarovski crystals. Something to consider: clear Rock Crystal and Diamond are April's birthstones.
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2 each #46-970-85-4-01 TierraCast Britannia Pewter Raindrop Charm with Swarovski Crystal - Gold Plated
2 pieces #05-045-04-01 Swarovski 5045 Rondelle Bead, 4mm - Crystal The rondelle shape has been discontinued by Swarovski ... we recommend 4mm #5000 Round Swarovski crystal beads as a replacement (linked above).
1 pair #88-804-01-0 Nina Designs Natural Bronze Earring Hook Findings with End Ball The Nina Designs ear wire is out of production, so we've linked in a few of our other ball-end French wire favorites.