Earrings with Lillypilly Copper Sheet and Gold-Plated Brass Spacer Bars
-- Designer --
Jamie, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®To learn more about Jamie Smedley, read her jewelry artist success story here
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- Sheet, copper, Lillypilly, ''Verde'' patina, 3x3-inch single-sided square, 36 gauge (5 sheets)
- Spacer bar, gold-plated brass, 27x3mm 4-strand rounded rectangle (2 spacer bars)
- Spacer bar, gold-plated brass, 19x3mm 3-strand rounded rectangle (4 spacer bars)
- Jumpring, antiqued copper-plated brass, 6mm round, 20 gauge (28 jumprings)
- Earwire, antiqued copper, fishhook with 5x4mm teardrop and loop, 20 gauge (2 earwires)
- Chain, antiqued copper-plated brass, 5x3.5mm cable
- Adhesive set, assorted Mod Podge glue sealer
- Artist brush
- Hole punch pliers, EURO TOOL
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Pliers, flat-nose
- Pliers, bent-nose
Marker, Sharpie®, black
Marker, metallic paint
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
- ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
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