This lesson teaches you to make a pair of earrings with swirls of one color of metal on top of a background of another color of metal. The photos show a pair of earring with a copper background with sterling silver swirls, but you can choose any color combination you like.
These earrings have hooks, but they are made in such a way that they look more like posts when worn.
* 10" (25cm) 20 gauge round wire (use whatever type of wire you prefer for ear hooks) Dead soft OR half hard
* 6' (1.9m) 28 gauge round wire (desired background color) Dead soft
* 10" (25cm) 22 gauge round wire Dead soft
* 6' (1.9m) 28 gauge round wire (desired foreground color) Dead soft
* Wire Cutters
* Round Nose Pliers
* Needle File or Cup Bur
* Hammer (optional)
* Bench Block (optional)
* 6mm mandrel
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