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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Copper Textured Earrings

These copper disc earrings are simple to make and turn out fabulous.


Copper sheet



Hole punch

Copper Earring components

First I started off using the same copper sheet used to make my copper candle.

Cut a piece of copper about 5" x 3".

Next I crinkled and wrinkled the paper in several places.

Unfold and re-crinkle to get folds all over.

After unwrinkling and laying flat, I then placed the copper sheet on a hardback book and began hammering away.

Here is the result.

To get a bit more texture, I repeated the crinkling and hammering process a couple more times.

To make a circle, I just used the top of a spray glue can as my template, but you can of course find any template to fit your size.

After tracing the template, I cut out the circle with scissors.

Using a paper hole punch I made the earring hole.

Because the hole punch leaves a slightly protruding edge around the hole, I hammered it to make it flat again.

To add some interest, I then created a slight curve to the disc just using my hands.

You can also gently press the disc against a bottle to create a curve.

Lastly, add a copper jump ring and an earring hook.

Simple and classic. Copper is such a beautiful material to work with, there are so many possibilities. I can see these nicely paired with some turquoise.

Now of course you can create an endless array of forms; oval, squared, you can even layer them too.


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  1. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! I'll be featuring these in a post today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a wonderful week! These are gorgeous! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  2. Gorgeous & creative as usual Jalinda! I love seeing ideas like this. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday!

  3. Those are awesome, I love the texture!

  4. Really cute, and totally creative. Love them!

  5. Really lovely! Congrats on being featured in the Sunday showcase.

  6. You made that look so easy! Are the edges sharp? and were did you find the copper sheets?

  7. these are fabulous.

    MAKE MY STYLE MONDAY link party going on now!
    check it out!

  8. Thanks for the comments ladies!

    Carrie, the edges are sharp only when you have a squared edge but not when they are rounded.

    This copper sheeting I found at Hobby Lobby, but there are lots of online stores that sell various thicknesses. :)

  9. Very cute! I love how easy they were to make too! I think I might be able to handle those!

  10. Love these copper earrings! Nice technique to get the texture. Copper is probably my fave metal :)

  11. Check you out crafty woman! Those are adorable and so easy! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

  12. These are gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing at Saturday is Crafty Day!
    Laura @ along for the ride

  13. This project was one of my favorites from last week's Mad Skills party, so I will be featuring it on my blog tomorrow!

  14. Awesome earrings. Thanks for the tutorial!

  15. Cute, cute! I will be featuring. I love simple, beautiful ideas!

  16. You made that look so easy - I thought all jewelery was so hard to do. I might have to give it a second thought.

  17. Hi! Great tute! I will be linking at in future post.


  18. Hi There! Don't know how i found you but glad I did, so cute!!! Where would I get copper (for my husband to make these for me lol!)

    Eva :)

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