|Before: Copper washers|
4 copper washers
20-gauge round brass wire
|After: Copper and brass earrings by GeltDesigns.com|
Round nose pliers
Wire round and cup bur (or flex shaft and cup bur)
Bordering or goldsmith hammer
Steel bench block
Make the ear wires using the technique we demonstrated in yesterday's tutorial.
|Texture washers with hammer|
Add texture to the copper washers. Place the washers on the steel bench block and hammer the washers.
Use round nose pliers to form four (4) "S" shaped links.
Assemble the earrings. Attach the washers using an "S" link. Attach a second "S" link for decoration. Attach the ear wires.
Tumble the earrings to add strength to the ear wires and add shine to the copper.
"Mixed Metal Jewelry Workshop: Combining Sheet, Clay, Mesh, Wire & More (Lark Jewelry Books)": Mary Hettmansperger; 2010.
"The Jewelry Architect: Techniques and Projects for Mixed-Media Jewelry"; Kate McKinnon; 2010.
Make Hammered Copper Earrings from Washers
Make a Hammered Pendant from Washers
Make a Heart Pendant from a Copper Washer
Cold Enamel a Washer to Make a Pendant
Make a Stamped Pendant from a Washer
Make a Three Strand Bracelet from Copper Washers
Make a Bib Necklace from Washers
How to Make "Fish Hook" Ear Wires
Day 96 Month 4. Jewelry from Found Objects. $ spent to date: 0
Found materials: copper washer, scrap brass wire
New Jewelry a Day.