Retired - Metallic Lotus Earrings

PROJECT E3032
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
By combining antiqued silver findings, black Lucite flowers and Vintaj Arte Metal petal bead caps, you can make a pair of feminine, yet edgy 'lotus' flower earrings.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. With your wire cutters, cut a 1.5" long length of chain.
  2. With your pliers, open the loop on the bottom of your antiqued silver earring hook (how you would a jump ring), and slide on the last link from one end of your chain. Close the loop back up. Set aside.
  3. Next, onto a headpin, slide on the following: one gun metal rondelle bead, one black Lucite flower (facing up), one Vintaj Arte Metal bead cap (facing up), one black SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS pearl and another gun metal rondelle bead, then create a wrapped wire loop.
  4. Open up a jump ring with your pliers and slide on the loop from the wrapped wire loop. Before closing the jump ring, also slide on the last link from the length of chain (attached to the earring hook) and close.
  5. Now, repeat the same process to make another flower dangle. (Add on one rondelle bead, one black Lucite flower, one Vintaj Arte Metal bead cap, one black SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS pearl and another gun metal rondelle bead, then create a wire wrapped loop.)
  6. Open up a jump ring and slide on the loop from the wrapped wire loop from your second bead dangle. Before closing your jump ring, count 9 links down from the top of your chain length, and slide the jump ring onto that link and close.
  7. That's it!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9685 - Antiqued Silver Plated Flat Link Cable Chain 4.3mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 3 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-4697 - Vintaj Arte Metal Fairy Petals Bead Caps 12mm (6)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-6733 - Gunmetal Grey Plated Rondelle Beads 3x2mm (144)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-4208 - Lucite Gilia Star Flowers Matte Black Frost Light Weight 17mm (10)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3081 - Antiqued Silver Plated French Wire Earring Hooks 16mm (25 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5421 - Gun Metal Head Pins 2 Inches 24 Gauge (X50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5294 - Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-8071 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Black
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Ingredients CHA-9685, BMB-4697, BMB-6733, BCP-4208, FEA-3081, FHP-5421, FJR-5294, SWP-8071,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Antiqued Silver Plated Flat Cable Chain, 4.3mm by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.42 / Package | SKU: CHA-9685
Vintaj Arte Metal Fairy Petals Bead Caps 12mm (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$2.44 / Package | SKU: BMB-4697
Lucite Gilia Star Flowers Matte Black Frost Light Weight 17mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$1.12 / Package | SKU: BCP-4208
Antiqued Silver Plated French Wire Earring Hooks 16mm (25 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pairs.
$3.56 / Package | SKU: FEA-3081
Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings 4.5mm 21 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.27 / Package | SKU: FJR-5294
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Black
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: SWP-8071
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.62 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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