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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Earrings from copper wire in fall pantone colors.

The raw materials for a pair of hammered earrings. A list would have these tools hammer and block or anvil,torch,dremel or flex shaft tool with sanding and buffing wheels, drill or punch and rivets. I choose to use Snap set heads from www.wire-sculpture.com

These heads can be drilled or punched to take a 1/16 inch rivet Holes were punched in the ends of the 10 gauge copper wire after hammering a flat paddle shape on the end.

Further texture was added to the wires with a variety of hammers. Then after sanding off rough edges, Guilders Paste was applied to give some detail in the bottom of the textures. I used patina which is a blue/green color then rubbed it into the textures and buffed it off the higher parts. The Hooks were connected directly to the wires and the heads were riveted on. I looked at several colors of CZ and after reading an article on the fashion designers pantone color for fall as told in this article  http://www.wire-sculpture.com/jewelry-making-blog/

I decided on these bright yellow similar to the bamboo shade and the patina matched one of the other colors. I like the combination.

As you can see the Pantone  fall colors are really natural like this fallen leaf.

Another view showing the wires.

These look very secure.


  1. Those are so pretty! I love how your work is so elegantly simple, no need to run out and buy the hot new tool or supply to follow in your footsteps.

  2. Harry, these are gorgeous, as always. Thanks again for the generous way you share your techniques.