Jewelry Making: Copper and Silver Chain Earrings

by Carol
3 Materials
1 Hour

Whip up a fun and fashionable pair of earrings using copper and silver components.

I have a bunch of jewelry supplies left over from a stint on a design team. Of course, that doesn't mean I haven't or won't continue buying more but I wanted a pair of earrings that were "Fall" now that it's actually feeling like it here in the desert. I primarily wear silver but decided to branch out and use some copper. I was in Michaels (see...impossible not to add new supplies!) and saw some copper earring pieces ON SALE and remembered some chain I had in my stash.


  • Copper Earring Components (Michaels)
  • Copper and Silver Chain (Stash)
  • Clip Earring Backs (Michaels)
  • Silver Floral Charms (Shipwreck Beads)
  • Jewelry Glue or Super Glue (Aleene's Jewelry Glue, Walmart)

NOTE: I don't have pierced ears, hence the clip on backs. To get the same look for pierced ears, use post style findings to glue to the floral charms.

The chain I used also had gold links. Since I don't really wear much gold, I removed these and set them aside for other projects.

After taking off the gold links, I separated six sets of three links using just the copper and silver.

Each earring component can hold three sets so I did silver, copper, silver for the ends and copper, silver, copper, for the center.

The earring components came with their own jump rings which I used to attach the trio of links.

At this point you could attach fish hook ear wires.

With the earring backs glued to the charms, I attached these to the earrings using a silver jump ring from my stash, et voila!

I love the copper for "Fallvember" especially since I always associate Fall with copper.

Suggested materials:
  • Blue MoonTri Color Chain   (Stash, similar at craft stores)
  • Copper Earring Findings   (Michaels)
  • Floral Pendant Charms   (Shipwreck Beads)

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