Modern Tribal Earrings

This stylish earring set has ancient flair and fits any modern wardrobe.
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Description
Transform a piece of wire into a stylish earring set! add rustic texture by flattening the sides. Leave the heat patina for added color depth and dimension. Advance your skills with this project that features basic metalsmithing skills and yields a stylish accessory that is complete unique.

SKU: EP9146

Author/Speaker/Editor: Linda Larsen

File Type: PDF

Format: eProject

Details
Required Materials:
  • 12-gauge bronze wire (or nickel or sterling)
  • 20-gauge sterling wire
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Utility pliers with heat-resistant handles (or junk pliers for using in the flame)
  • Double flush cutters
  • Metal hole-punch pliers
  • Round mandrel, 1/2"
  • Size 60 drill bit
  • Flex-shaft or Dremel
  • Steel bench block
  • Chasing hammer
  • Cup bur or wire rounder
  • Micro torch
  • Fire brick
  • Fire-resistant work surface (like a cookie sheet or ceramic tile)
  • Bowl of water for quenching
Technique: Wirework
Originally Published: Step by Step Wire JewelryApril/May 2013

SKU: EP9146

Author/Speaker/Editor: Linda Larsen

File Type: PDF

Format: eProject