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Topic: Hammered Leaf Earrings with tute (pic heavy)  (Read 3187 times)
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« on: April 17, 2011 11:10:16 AM »

I made these earrings for the Fill a Jewelry Box Swap. Christy/TheManicCrafter my swap partner wanted to make these for friends, so I created this tute. There's probably a better way of making them but this was the way I made them. They were trial and error as the first time I tried this idea was for the swap, so hopefully this tute makes sense.


1mm/18 gauge wire
0.04mm/26 gauge wire
Two 4mm Beads
8 Chip Beads

Round Nose Pliers,
Flat Nose Pliers,
Wire Cutters,
Chain Nose Pliers,
Ball Pein Hammer
Jeweller's Block/Anvil

1. Cut two 6" pieces of 1mm silver wire. Take up one of the pieces and make a loop with the round nose pliers, wrap around twice to secure it.

2. Take the flat nose pliers and make a bend below the loop, leaving enough space for a further two wraps.

3. Measure two inches down from the top of the loop, curve wire around and make bend with flat nose pliers to create leaf shape.

4. Curve wire around from bend to the top and wrap end of wire around twice. Cut off any excess. Secure in place with chain nose pliers.

5. Repeat for the other earring.

6. Hammer the leaf shapes on the jeweller's block or anvil.

7. Cut two pieces of 0.04mm wire.

8. Take one of the pieces and make a loop and wrap around the base of the leaf shape so it's secure.

9. Wrap again, then add first chip bead. Carry on until there are four beads wrapped along one side of the leaf. Secure wire at top of loop by wrapping it around. You can add more or less than four beads, depending on your own preference, if you add more you will need to cut a longer piece of 0.04mm wire.

10. Cut two 1.5" pieces of 0.04mm wire. Wire wrap one 4mm bead to the top of the leaf.

11. Add an earwire.

12. Repeat to make other earring.

You could also make a matching necklace.

Hope this makes sense. Thank you for looking.


« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2011 01:03:51 PM »

Lovely tutorial, and pretty earrings Cheesy

« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011 06:59:25 AM »

Nice!  Thanks for the tute.  I loved the way you used chips in these.  I have some gemstone chips and was at a loss as to what to do with them.

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011 08:40:28 AM »

These are earrings of awesomeness folks!  I love them and everyone keeps asking where I got them Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011 08:30:30 PM »

Beautiful! And there are so many possibilities that you could do to change things up.
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