Mar 072014
 

Today’s project is from a Craftsy class, Make Your Own Wirework Findings.  I’ve wanted to try it for a while, but didn’t have the heavy gauge wire necessary.

paddled copper headpin earrings

These headpins are 12 gauge copper wires with one end hammered into a paddle shape. You then slide on the beads (the green ones are lampwork beads I made a long time ago when I had a lampwork studio) and then roll over the loop.  Simple, but quite interesting.

make-your-own-wirework-findings

Watching Lisa demonstrate in the class I always had the feeling there was something tricky and mine would never come out shaped nicely, but her tips and tricks made them come out pretty good, imo. :-)

The next step will be to make some matching ear wires, also taught in this class.

Check back on Monday for day 6 of Make It In March. In the meantime, happy creating!

  4 Responses to “Paddled Copper Headpin Earrings – Make It In March – Day 5”

Comments (4)
  1. Love this look. Would go nice with the wrapped rings from yesterday. :)

  2. Wow, you’re on a tear! These are beautiful–they look like spring, and I am so ready for spring right now. :D

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