This page features a pair of horseshoe earrings. It is the first in a series of pages...
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I am going to take you through the steps that I took to make these earrings for the first time. Then I will show you the different finishes I applied to the copper.
This is a picture of the smoothly hammered copper earrings. This is how the earrings looked before I tried any patina or other decorative hammering on it.The most difficult part of making these earrings...
was figuring out how to make the mechanism of the wire-and-hoop-connection that goes through the ear.
- The mechanism has to swivel freely,
- the wire must go easily through the ear,
- the earring must be strong and the wire hard, and
- the shape of the final product must be pleasing.
I wanted to be able to repeat the earring so that it looks exactly the same when I make it again.The First Step
The first step in making earrings that I have never made before is to make one sample
As I make the sample earring I take notes of specifics like
- the wire diameter,
- the lengths of wire used, and
- the sequence of steps that I take.
Other Pages in this Series:
Making Hammered Copper Earrings - Part 2
Adding Patina to Copper Earrings - Part 1
Adding Patina to Copper Earrings - Part 2
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