Monday, November 9, 2009

Sterling and Turquoise Dangle Earrings

I know I haven’t posted anything for quite a long time. Due to a destructive fire, I have not been able to craft any new jewelry or take the time to post to this blog. But, a couple of weeks ago I did take the time to hammer out one pair of earrings. There were a few short pieces of sterling flat bar stock left over from making bangles so I thought to make some earrings out of them. After annealing the silver pieces to soften them I hammered them into the shape I wanted. A little filing completed the shape. Next, I drilled a little hole in the end of each dangle, added a wire and a turquoise bead and connected them to ear wires. I textured the dangles surfaces with a peen hammer and then put on a high polish. The picture at the left was taken before the final polish. The earrings are available in my Icraft store.