Sunday, 19 November 2017

Copper earrings

I've been having fun making copper earrings the last while. 

Earrings are very interesting to make as there are quite a few things to think about.  Do you make them copies, or do you mirror them.  It can even be fun to not make them identical but just a little different.
Just a little different

Making copper earrings takes a little more time as you can't just buy the hoops as you can with  silver or gold ones.  So I made a jig in the wire thing-a-ma Jig making it possible to make matching pair at a time.

I love them and have decided that I would make even the silver and gold hoops the same way.  Making my earrings totally home crafted.

twisted wire dangles








Buying a few sample packs of different wires, gauge and shape, has let me experiment with different looks as well. Twisting a square wire makes the dangles in the twisted dangle earrings reflect light adding a little more bling.

Adding Czech crystals also adds that nice bit of bling catching the light. 

You can check out more of the latest Terry creations at https://twistedcoppertop.com

Now onto fixing a bracelet I made the other day.

"It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile. "  Gary Marshall



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