Lotus Gem DIY Earrings

DIY JEWELRY making 

Designed by Denise Yezbak Moore
for Halcraft Collection

Materials:
08     Bead Gallery® royal blue opaque Czech glass 4mm (15376)
10     Bead Gallery® honey amber opal Czech glass 4mm (15363)
08     Bead Gallery® Olivine AB Czech glass 4mm (15407)
08     Bead Gallery® purple opaque Czech glass 4mm (15374)
06     Bead Gallery® fuchsia Czech glass 4mm (15381)
02     Bead Gallery® antique gold tone lotus charm (13968)
02     gold tone ear wires
70”   gold tone 24g wire
20”   gold tone 18g wire
02     gold tone 4mm jump rings

Tools:
Wire nippers
Round nose pliers
2 – Chain nose pliers
1 ¼” diameter round object to be used to shape wire (example ring mandrel)

Level of difficulty (Advanced)

Tip: After wrapping wire, push wire loops together with thumb before adding the next bead.

Time – 1 hour

Instructions:

Forming Earring Base
1.     Cut 10” of 18g wire.
2.    Using round object, shape the wire around and form a teardrop shape.
3.    Form a wrapped loop (length from bottom of wrap to inside bottom wire should be 1 ½”).

Wire Wrapping Beads
4.    Cut 25” of 24g wire.
5.    Wrap end of wire around the top earring base 3 times.
6.    String honey Czech, form 2 loops, honey Czech, form 2 loops, olivine Czech, form 2 loops, olivine Czech, form 2 loops, blue Czech, form 2 loops, blue Czech, form 2 loops, purple Czech, form 2 loops, purple Czech, form 2 loops, fuchsia Czech, form 2 loops (repeat 2 times), purple Czech, form 2 loops, purple Czech, form 2 loops, blue Czech, form 2 loops, blue Czech, form 2 loops, olivine Czech, form 2 loops, olivine Czech, form 2 loops, honey Czech, form 2 loops, honey Czech, form 3 loops and trim wire.
7.    Cut 10” of 24g wire.
8.    Form a wrapped loop with 6 wire wraps.
9.    String honey Czech, find top center of earring, wrap wire around wrapped loop of earring base and trim.
10.    Using 4mm jump ring, attach lotus flower charm to loop.
11.    Attach ear wire to top loop of earring.
12.    Repeat steps 1-11 for 2nd earring.

Denise Yezbak Moore is a self-taught artisan. Denise has been a senior designer here at Halcraft Collection for 9 years. She loves to create jewelry with a bohemian flair. She resides in Southern California and enjoys hearing from fellow beaders.



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