Lotus Drop Earring Tutorial

Written by
Summer Melaas
Published on
January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PSTst, January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST

Created by: Summer Melaas


Designer Tips

  • 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.


Suggested Supplies

  • 2 each #44-940-04-AG TierraCast Antiqued Gold Plated Britannia Pewter Small Open Lotus Charm
  • 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.
  • 1 pair #33-960 Wire Keepers, white
  • 1 oz [use 4 pieces] #37-113-2 Yellow Plated Jump Ring, Round, 4mm
  • 1 tube [use 8 pieces]#23-514-1580 Czech Glass Bead, O, 3.8x1mm - Rosaline Amber
  • 1 spool [use approx 4"] #46-402-27 Artistic Wire Tarnish Resistant Brass Jewelry Wire, 22ga, 45ft

Tools

  • Basic Jewelry-Making Tools (Round-Nose Pliers, Chain-Nose Pliers, Wire Cutters)