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Happy Dance!

About this design:

Second bezel set stone project for class. I think I held my breath the whole time I was soldering The sterling silver swirls were made from 14 gauge wire, hammered and texture with a brass design plate.


Sterling silver and turquoise cabochons

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  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    Just fantastic :D

  2. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Very nice work!

  3. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Lovely for summer — and very professionally executed!

  4. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Gorgeous work. Good for you!!! :)

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Fantastic…love them..cant believe the swirls were/are wire!!

  6. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Great earrings..I’m impressed! I would love to know how to do this!

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I can’t believe you did this in your first soldering class! WOW!!

  8. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    They ARE happy earrings!

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks everyone! The swirls were actually pretty easy, coiling the 14 gauge wire into a loose spiral. Using a bench block I flattened the swirls first. Then used a brass design plate to texture the pieces. Filed the ends of the wire pieces a bit and rounded the corners. I’ll definitely consider creating these again and just hang the swirls on ear wires.

  10. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Love it! :)

  11. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    I’m loving these! Great job!

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    JC Hamm says:

    Awesome work as usual.Just beautiful!!

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