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Copper blossom earrings


About this design:

As Little round chick so recently says... got to love some copper and a torch! These started out as 1 inch copper discs... and with a wave of my magic hammer became cute little flowers for my ears. They are created using a technique known as 'fold forming', then dapped into a recessed dome, then 'ruffled', and torch fired with some small silver balls in the center. Sealed with a sealer to lock in the great orangey-pinkness from the torch.

Components:

Copper and copper wire, silver wire.

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Love, love, love these!!

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Fantastic!!! I really want to make things like this!!

  3. Laud
    Laud says:

    Unique and gorgeous.

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Totally FUN! I love ‘em!

    What do you use to make the copper concave? Gotta find out! Gotta give it a try! Too many techniques, too little time. Gotta get it all done before I expire! Too soon old, too late smart. :D

  5. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    These are stunning. I wish I was as talented!

  6. rootware
    rootware says:

    24 gauge copper discs cut out with a disc cutter, fold formed the cross, then placed in a dapping block with the cross facing up ( see dapping and shaping on this website) and hammered into a concave shape. Then I took my reg. beading pliers and crimped the edges to form a ruffle ( grasp edge and twist forward, move down the edge and grasp again twist backward…). Then you take little pieces of 20 gauge silver wire in 1 cm bits and torch them… they will turn into little balls. Then ( after pickling the copper) cleaned the copper, added some flux, and melted the silver balls onto the copper. And NEVER too old! I plan to be a crone banging away on my anvil telling my whippersnappers to deal with it.

  7. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Sweeeeet! Love the shape and color of these. And love your attitude even more.

  8. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    Love these! So pretty!

  9. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    VERY cool!! I think Cindy used that fold forminfg technique on a heart. (Cindy?) I can’t wait to get my hands on some torching tools and a dapping set!! These are awesome!!!

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    LRC–my grandfather used to say that all the time… but he would add in his German (New Ulmer Deutsch) accent: “Better vee haff one und den go fishin’.”

  11. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Love these!

  12. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE thse so much! ditto what everyone else said. I have to learn to do this!!!

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    I want to learn how to fold form….your work is amazing!

  14. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Yes, I love fold forming! These are gorgeous. I used the ruffle effect too. See I am working with wire now but may have to find a way to use the torch soon!

  15. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Fabulous!

  16. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    LOVE! Gorgeous earrings – I have to have some of these!

  17. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    These are great! And you must have so much fun making them. From plain flat sheets & wire to…. THIS!

  18. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic design :D

  19. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Wonderful :D

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    C Ferguson says:

    Gorgeous!

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