The Craft In Me

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Copper Textured Earrings





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



Materials:



Copper sheet



Hammer



Scissors



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.


Enjoy!



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21 comments:

  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

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

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  3. Those are awesome, I love the texture!

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

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

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

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  7. these are fabulous.

    MAKE MY STYLE MONDAY link party going on now!
    check it out!
    ~L~
    avidaccents.blogspot.com

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  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. :)

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

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

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

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  12. These are gorgeous!

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

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  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!

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  14. Awesome earrings. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  15. Cute, cute! I will be featuring. I love simple, beautiful ideas!
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  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.

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  17. Hi! Great tute! I will be linking at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/ in future post.

    Thanks!
    Jane
    http://diylessons.org/
    http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

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  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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