|Before: Copper staples|
|After: Copper Hearts by GeltDesigns.com|
2 copper staples
Beadalon 20-gauge magenta Artistic Wire
|Gather your tools|
Eurotool wire looping pliers
Chain nose pliers
Eurotool Wrap n' Tap pliers
Grobet No 2 half-round file
File the edges of the staples until they have no sharp edges and are jewelry smooth.
|Form staple into circle|
Form the staple into a circle using the Wrap n Tap pliers or a mandrel.
Form the circle into a heart using the wire looping pliers or round nose pliers. File again, as needed.
Repeat to create second, matching heart.
Make ear wires and attach the ear wires to the hearts.
These ear wires were leftover from another project where we either made extras and never used them or made these and decided we did not like the shape or color for the project and made something else instead.
Place in tumbler to burnish and harden metal.
How to Make "Fish Hook" Ear Wires
How to Make an Ear Wire Jig
How to Smooth Sharp Wire Edges
How to Measure Wire
How to Use a Wire Gauge
GeltDesigns Tutorials by Topic
NJAD Index (Days 1 to 60) by Type of Jewelry
NJAD Index (Days 1 to 60) by Type of Found Object
"Complete Metalsmith: Professional Edition"; Tim McCreight; 2004.
"Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing (Jewelry Crafts)"; Tim McCreight; 1997.
Day 84 Month 4. Jewelry from Found Objects. $ spent to date: 0
Found materials: copper staples
New Jewelry a Day.
Enjoy your weekend.