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 Earrings with Lillypilly Copper Sheet and Gold-Plated Brass Spacer Bars 

Earrings with Lillypilly Copper Sheet and Gold-Plated Brass Spacer Bars
Step 1
Using flush-cutters cut sixteen 3-link lengths of antiqued copper-plated 5x3.5mm cable chain.
Step 2
Using scissors, cut a 1x1x1-1/4 inch triangle from the corner of a 3x3-inch sheet of "Verde" patina copper sheet. Cut a gentle curve across the bottom edge of the triangle. Use the first triangle as a template to cut a total of eighteen curve-bottomed 1x1x1-1/4 inch triangles.
Step 3
Using EURO TOOL hole-punch pliers, punch one 1.25mm hole in the top corner of a 1x1x1-1/4 inch triangle. Repeat to punch one hole in each of the eighteen 1x1x1-1/4 inch triangles.
Step 4
On the front (patina side) of one copper 1x1x1-1/4 inch triangle, using a gold metallic paint marker, draw a line parallel to the curved bottom of the triangle 1/8 inch from the edge. Completely color the copper in from the line to the bottom edge with the paint marker. Allow the paint to dry completely. Repeat on all eighteen triangles.

On the opposite side of the triangle, paint a long squiggly line of gold paint across the entire area of the triangle. Allow the paint to dry completely. Repeat on all eighteen triangles.

Using a thin-tipped black permanent marker, draw a line parallel to the curved bottom of the triangle 1/8 inch from the edge (along the top edge of the gold paint). Then draw a double perpendicular line every 1/8 inch to the black line and the edge over the gold paint. Repeat on all eighteen triangles.

Using a small artists brush, paint a thin layer of Mod Podge® matte finish over the front of each of the triangles. Allow to dry completely and repeat on the back side of the triangles.
Step 5
Using bent-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on an earwire. Close the jumpring.

Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the jumpring attached to the earwire and the hole on the first copper 1x1x1-1/4 inch triangle (patina side facing forward) and the first link on a 3-link length of chain. Close the jumpring.

Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the jumpring attached to the earwire, and the first link on a second 3-link length of chain. Close the jumpring.
Step 6
Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the hole ona first copper 1x1x1-1/4 inch triangle (patina side faced forward) the last link on the first 3-link length of chain, the first hole on a 3-hole spacer bar and the first link on a 3-link length of chain. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a second copper 1x1x1-1/4 inch triangle and a 3-link length of chain to the second 3-link length of chain from Step 5 and to the third hole on the 3-hole spacer bar.
Step 7
Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the hole on a third copper 1x1x1-1/4 inch triangle (patina side faced forward) the last link on the 3-link length of chain from Step 6, the first hole on a 5-hole spacer bar and the first link on a 3-link length of chain. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a fourth copper 1x1x1-1/4 inch triangle and a 3-link length of chain to the second 3-link length of chain from Step 6 and the fifth hole on the 5-hole spacer bar.

Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through a fifth copper 1x1x1-1/4 inch triangle and the third hole on the 5-hole spacer bar. Close the jumpring.
Step 8
Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the hole on the a sixth copper 1x1x1-1/4 inch triangle (patina side faced forward) the last link on the 3-link length of chain from Step 7, the first hole on a 3-hole spacer bar and the first link on a 3-link length of chain. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a seventh copper 1x1x1-1/4 inch triangle and a 3-link length of chain to the second 3-link length of chain from Step 7 to the third hole on the 3-hole spacer bar.
Step 9
Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the hole on a eighth copper 1x1x1-1/4 inch triangle (patina side faced forward) the last link on the first 3-link length of chain from Step 8. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a jumpring to the last link of the second 3-link length of chain from Step 8 and the hole on the last (ninth) copper 1x1x1-1/4 inch triangle.
Step 10
Repeat Steps 5 - 9 to complete the second earring.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
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