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« on: January 15, 2012 12:04:02 PM »

I made some earrings   Grin  The copper front piece was a plumbing pipe hangar.  I drilled it out and hammered it, then filed and sanded it to shape.  The silver back piece was a nickel.  I drilled it then did the same hammering, filing, and sanding.  They were buffed with a little bit of steel wool.  I attached them to the earring hooks with some copper wire.
Thanks for checking them out Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012 12:14:12 PM »

They're really cool.  I love the colour and the rounded shape.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012 12:18:10 PM »

the shape and mix of metals make for cool jewelry!  I really like the holes in the copper too....is the back a nickel coin?  I'm curious as to how you got it so flat-just hammering? Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012 12:34:22 PM »

These are really cool and unique.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012 12:49:10 PM »

They're really cool.  I love the colour and the rounded shape.

Thank you!!  Smiley

the shape and mix of metals make for cool jewelry!  I really like the holes in the copper too....is the back a nickel coin?  I'm curious as to how you got it so flat-just hammering? Smiley

Thank you much!!
Yes, the back is a nickel coin.  I just hammered it a whole bunch on a little old metal vise we have, not using it as a vise, just on it's side which is a nice machined flat cast surface.  I had to kind of hammer it elongated, stretching it longer one way than the other, as it is not much wider than the original nickel, but a bit longer.    Smiley

These are really cool and unique.

Thanks!!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2012 12:50:42 PM »

holy moly, that would be a lot of hammering!
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2012 12:53:32 PM »

These are lovely and make me wish I had holes in my ears.
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012 01:13:26 PM »

holy moly, that would be a lot of hammering!

The whole project took a couple hours, it wasn't too much hammering, but I am used to working on old rusty cars, so I have a skewed perspective on that  Cheesy

These are lovely and make me wish I had holes in my ears.

Thanks!!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2012 01:16:42 PM »

Love um man!!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2012 01:28:33 PM »

Love um man!!  Grin

Thanks babe  Wink
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