Sunday, January 23, 2011

Make Paper and Rubber Earrings

After: Earrings by
Today is a short post because we had a very busy weekend. Sorry to be so brief. Today we share a variation on the paper earrings we shared earlier this week.

Pink paper
24-gauge22-gauge or
20-gauge copper sheet
19-gauge copper wire

Wet/dry sandpaper
Disc cutter
Doming block
Flex shaft, Dremel or drill press
Micro-drill bit set (#61-80)
Half round file
Needle files 
18-gauge cup burr or wire rounder

Step 1
Make the beads.

Earrings by
Step 2
Assemble the earring as instructed in our earlier tutorial except use a pencil as mandrel to form the wire.

Step 3
Repeat to create the second matching earring.
Related Tutorials
Make Earrings from Paper
Make a Necklace from Paper

"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.

Further Reading
"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 64.  Month 3. Jewelry from Found Objects.  $ spent to date: 0
Found materials: scrap copper, rubber, paper
New Jewelry a Day.

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