Turquoise Brass Stream Drop Earrings

Turquoise Brass Stream Drop Earrings

These striking earrings will stand out and get everyone asking if you made them yourself!

To make these earrings you get to try a couple of new techniques including wire wrapping briolettes and hammering wire.

Step by step instructions

Start by using side cutters to cut the 0.4mm wire to 15cm and 1mm wire to 20cm.

Wrap your briolettes with your 0.4mm brass wire, using the side cutters and round nose pliers. To learn how to wrap briolettes, click here. Alternatively you can just loop wire around them as we have done.

Shape your 1mm wire to your desired shape, you could use a pen or pencil for the big loops and use round nose pliers to create the small loops at the top and the bottom of the wire.

Place your 1mm wire on a steel bench block and using a ball pein hammer, hammer the wire to achieve the battered effect.

Once you are happy with your hammered wire, hang the briolette from the bottom loop of your wire and the earwires from the top loop of your wire.

There you have it, a beautiful pair of handmade earrings, ideal for a unique present that no-one else will have. 

You could use different colored gemstone briolettes or metal wire to create your own design. Click here to see our blue chalcedony silver stream earrings.

Suggested tools for this project

Ball Pein Hammer - a versatile hammer which can be used to create a 'hammered' texture in metal wire or sheet and used with doming punchesdoming block to create curves and domes

Side Cutters - an essential and affordable tool for cutting and trimming precious metal wire, headpins, eyepins etc

Round Nose Jewellery Pliers - for bending loops in wire

Or Pack of Pliers & Side Cutters which is an economical way of buying all the pliers you will need for every project!

Steel Bench Block - ideal for using to hammer wire or metal on

Books which may interest you

'The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques' by Sara Withers

'The Basics of Bead Stringing' by Debbie Kanan

'Beading Design' by Kim Glover

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Total price for all items: £17.80

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