Amethyst & Sterling Silver Earrings

Freeform gemstone earrings

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Create one-of-a-kind freeform gemstone earrings with custom-made hooks. This beginner-to-intermediate project requires comfort with soldering and stone-setting.
Required Materials: Round wire; solder in sheet or wire form; cabochons; bezel cups with serrated or plain edges; sandpaper; solder block; straight pins; burnisher. See project for complete list.
Tools Needed: Paintbrush, round-nose pliers, shears, files, wire wheels, muslin wheels, ruler, propane torch, ball peen hammer, leather or plastic mallets, sandpaper, prong pusher, magnesia soldering block. See project for complete list.
Techniques Used: Wirework
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal, February 1999

SKU: EP0078

Author/Speaker/Editor: Chris Orcutt

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

I love this piece Review by Tasheika Chatman

This is really nice i cant wait intill i learn how to use wire so i can make earrings like this. Shaping wire is really hard but i will get it one day.

(Posted on 10/17/11)