Sunday, October 7, 2012

Domed cut out earrings

The materials for these earrings are minimal; just three metal circles and sterling wire.  But I spent a lot of time dapping and hammering the pieces to prepare them for connection.

I sawed a sterling disk into two pieces then hammered and dapped them before soldering them to the copper circles.  On the finished earrings it isn't too obvious, but the sterling cut outs are like little puzzle pieces.  

I polished and oxidized the pieces before hanging them from sterling wires.  I love the texture and the interest the domed silver adds - it creates a little pocket on each earring.

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