|After: Pink Paper Earrings by GeltDesigns.com|
Later variations and versions of these earrings were included in 500 Earrings, Making Designer Mixed-Media and Memory Jewelry and 1,000 Jewelry Inspirations.
Colorful paper comes to our house almost daily in the fall in the form of catalogs. Scrap copper is easily found in the metal scrap bin of our studio beside the bench shear used for cutting sheet metal.
24-gauge, 22-gauge or
20-gauge copper sheet
19-gauge copper wire
Flex shaft, Dremel or drill press
Micro-drill bit set (#61-80)
Half round file
18-gauge cup burr or wire rounder
Select the copper sheet metal. Clean the metal. Sand away any scratches or damage.
Cut the metal into four identical sized disks.
|Use a gauge to pick bit|
Drill a hole in the center of each disk. Use a doming block to dome the disk. Sand and file the disk until it is jewelry smooth.
Cut up pieces of paper. Stack the paper and rubber. Use the same drill bit to drill a hole through the center of the stack.
|After: Paper earring by GeltDesigns.com|
Repeat to create a second earring.
How to Select a Cup Burr
How to Measure Wire
How to Measure Drill Bits
How to Make Jump Rings
How to Use a Disc Cutter
How to Dome Metal
How to Smooth Sharp Wire Ends
NJAD Index by Topic
NJAD Index by Type of Jewelry
"500 Earrings: New Directions in Contemporary Jewelry (500 Series)"; Lark; 2007.
"Making Designer Mixed-Media and Memory Jewelry: Fun and Experimental Techniques and Materials for the Home Studio"; Tammy Powley; 2007.
"1,000 Jewelry Inspirations: Beads, Baubles, Dangles, and Chains (1000 Series)"; Sandra Salamony; 2008.
"The Art of Jewelry: Paper Jewelry: 35 Creative Projects (Lark Jewelry Books)"; Marthe Le Van; 2006.
"Altered Paper Jewelry: Artful Adornments from Beautiful Papers"; Jenn Mason; 2008.
Grobet Jewelry Making Kit
Day 61. Month 3. Jewelry from Found Objects. $ spent to date: 0
Found materials: scrap copper, rubber, paper
New Jewelry a Day.