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Beaten Up Brass

About this design:

These earrings started out as dull, dingy brass rings. After hammering and a bit of sand paper scrubbing, they started to look like something I wanted to embellish. Love these Czech glass rounds...dark amber with a wash of baby blue. This led to adding some rows of complimentary seed beads for a finishing touch.


brass rings, seed beads, Czech glass, hand made ear wires

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    These were well worth the hammering and the scrubbing. You chose marvelous beads to go to finish the earrings.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Pretty! I love the color combo and how you wired the beads within the frame. The dangle inside is a nice touch too. Your efforts at spiffing-up the brass rings paid off. Nice how the newly updated rings inspired you.

  3. BevB
    BevB says:

    Fantastic job! Love these earrings.

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Well Fresh Baked- all of your hard work paid off. Your earrings are beautiful. Love the little dangle bead also.
    Just saw that you made your own earwires also. Great work.

  5. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    I love these- great job with wiring and the colors are awesome together!

  6. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    They certainly turned out lovely!! I’ve been meaning to try some earrings like these…..I really like them. Thank you for inspiring me once again!!

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    The three rows of seed beads remind me of ruffles. The colors are great and look so good with the brass.

    What would we do with out 4/0 steel wool and sand paper?

  8. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Ha! Hammers and sandpaper are our friends, LRC!

  9. kye
    kye says:

    These are so great. The dangles are a fantastic element to your design. Wonderful color combo to go with the hammered brass. Hammering sounds fun to me. I might have to try it.

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