Jewelry Making: Copper and Silver Chain Earrings
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.
- Blue MoonTri Color Chain (Stash, similar at craft stores)
- Copper Earring Findings (Michaels)
- Floral Pendant Charms (Shipwreck Beads)
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