Sterling Silver Raindrop Earrings

Sterling Silver Raindrop Earrings

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

Step by step instructions

Start by using heavy duty side cutters to cut the 1mm wire into two lengths for the main earring components which the drops will hang from.

You can choose which length you would like depending on how low you want your earrings to sit.

Now cut 11 matching pairs of graduated lengths for the bottom drops and 3 matching pairs of graduated lengths for the top drops.

Using a repousse hammer on a steel bench block hammer the end of each wire to create the hammered flat effect. It does not have to be perfect as when they are hanging you won't notice. 

Wrap each end of the wire around round nose pliers to create a loop.

Loop on the 6 matching pairs of the bottom drops onto one of the main earring components so they hang with the longest length at the bottom. 

Wrap each end of the main earring wire component around round nose pliers to create a loop.

Attach the 3 of the shorter wire lengths on the 10mm sterling silver jump ring for the top drops then loop on either side of the main earring component to the jump ring.

Using snipe or flat nose jewellery pliers open an earwire and attach your earring by the 10mm jump ring so your earring is hanging nicely. 

Repeat with the other earring and you are complete!

Suggested tools for this project

Repousee hammer -  ideal for forming and raising shapes in metal and the rounded end can achieve a hammered texture, it can be used with a brass doming block and doming punches

Heavy duty side cutters - perfect for use with stronger wires 

Steel bench block - ideal for using to hammer wire or metal on

Round nose jewellery pliers - for bending loops in wire

Customise Your Kit

Make the design your own by using your favourite jewellery supplies.

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Helpful Pages

Texturing, patina and finishing advice & tutorials

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: £19.49

Sterling Silver 10mm Round Jump Rings

Quantity: 2
Total price: £1.94