This weekend is a quiet one for me. No workshops, so I‘ve been playing. Today I made some copper hoop earrings with turquoise beads. First of all I annealed some thick copper wire and hammered flat. I drilled holes to thread sterling silver wires that will hold the turquoise beads.
I balled up sterling silver wires, threaded the small beads onto the wires, through the drilled holes and then hammered the ends to prevent the beads from falling off.
I cut lengths of copper wire and made a loop in the middle, then threaded the ends through the hoops and hammered each end to keep them in place.
The earring hooks are also sterling silver, balled up and shaped.
That’s it! I will make a few more of these and put some in my online shop!