Here’s a lovely gift you can make in less than ten minutes – Calla Lily Pearl Earrings. Or make them for yourself! These would be so pretty with a cocktail dress for a party or even with blue jeans and a sweater.
We got these gorgeous Calla Lily Findings at a bead show. We want you to be able to get them easily, so we did some searching online and found a lot of options, especially on Etsy. We order from Etsy all the time, just check the ratings on the vendor. They are usually very high and we’ve never been disappointed. Here are some Calla Lily Beads on Etsy.
Here’s a video showing every step to make these pretty Calla Lily Pearl Earrings. Follow along while we make the earrings and then use the steps below to make your own.
How To Make Calla Lily Pearl Earrings
Materials & Tools
2 Calla Lily Bead Findings
2 Pearls, 6mm
2 Gold ball tip headpins
2 Gold earring wires
1. Start by feeding one of the pearls onto one of the headpins. Pearls typically have very small drill-holes and will need thinner headpins. From Fire Mountain Gems:
“A 0.025-inch diameter (22-gauge) headpin will typically work with a larger (6-8mm) cultured freshwater pearl as their drill hole sizes are larger than smaller pearls (2-5mm). However, a 0.020 or 24-gauge wire is a better choice when working with cultured freshwater pearls because most have smaller holes.”
2. Next feed the headpin into the opening of the Calla Lily Bead. The pearl will nestle into the flower opening.
3. To turn this into a dangle for the earring, make a wrapped loop. To do this, grasp the headpin just above the Calla Lily. Use your fingers to bend the end of the headpin over 90 degrees. This creates a neck for you wraps. Reposition the round-nose pliers to the beginning of the 90 degree bend.
Now you will bend the wire back in the opposite direction over the top jaw of the pliers. This creates a partial loop. Reposition the pliers so the bottom jaw is in the partial loop. Bend the wire the rest of the way around to complete the loop.
Grasp the loop across with the round-nose pliers. Use your fingers to wrap the tail of the wire around the neck two times. Trim the end with wire cutters. (This step is very easy to follow in the video!)
4. Now you can slide the Calla Lily onto the earring wire. Close the loop on the earring wire with the pliers.
5. Repeat to make the second earring.
Aren’t these earrings just lovely?! We made a pair with black crystal lentil beads too. Let us know if you have any trouble with the instructions. We want you to have success! And we are here to help.
Jennifer & Kitty
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