Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Drops and Sterling Silver Charms

STEP 1
Position the 17x16.5mm sterling silver heart charm into an opening on the steel hole punch. Twist the handle of the punch until a hole is punched out of the bottom point of the charm.
STEP 2
Lay the 17x16.5mm sterling silver heart charm flat on the surface of a steel bench block or stable work surface.

Using the checkered texture side of a texture hammer, strike the surface of the 17x16.5mm sterling silver heart charm until desired texture is achieved.
STEP 3
Place a heart steel punch onto the heart charm. Strike the end of the punch with the flat head of a ballpeen hammer. Repeat to add hearts where you'd like.
STEP 4
Use Patina Gel according to instructions to blacken the heart symbols then polish away excess patina with a 400-grit polishing paper.
STEP 5
Open the loop on one sterling silver fishhook earwire then pass it through the top loop of the 17x16.5mm sterling silver heart charm. Close the loop.
STEP 6
Open one 9mm silver-plated jumpring and pass it through the bottom hole on the 17x16.5mm sterling silver heart charm and one 18mm Swarovski faceted heart drop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat Steps 1 - 6 to create the second earring.

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