Metal Strips and Tags
It can be very rewarding to handcraft your own jewelry with metal components. There are many skilled craftsmen known as silversmiths and goldsmiths. However, making jewelry components from base metals can be a rewarding adventure. Patience is a virtue and design work can involve a lot of adjusting and minor changes until you get exactly what you want. Working with metal requires skilled hands and eyes and may not be for everyone.
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Earrings Size: 3-1/2" or 90mm
These are dramatic chainmaille earrings ending with a 10mm Black Onyx bead. These earrings are 3-1/2" long and are designed to dangle just above the shoulder. The chainmail is a silver plate box chain also called Inca Puno or Queen's Braid chain mail. The earwires are solid 925 sterling silver leverbacks.
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Necklace length: approx 20" or 500mm Weight: 1.5 ounces (45 grams)
This necklace is available in three color options: silver plate, gold plate or antiqued copper. The necklace shown in the picture above is the silver plate option.
This is a chainmail necklace with a 2" dangle ending in a 10mm round black onyx bead. The chainmail component is a box chain also called Inca Puno or Queen's Braid chainmail that takes 600 jump rings to complete. The dangle pendant is 2" (50mm) …
Like our Copper Oval Earrings, these metalwork diamond-shaped earrings are inspired by basic geometric shapes, livened up by matching cut-outs. Not only does this lighten the earring to make them dangle more freely, but it adds some character to them, as well. The hammertone texture reflects light in an amazing way! No matter what angle they're viewed from, they seem to sparkle and shimmer.
Earring Size: 2-1/4" or 57mm
These earrings are called "Fire Diamond" after …
I like the idea of jingly charm earrings, which is why I created these butterflies with a cluster of crystals and a spiral pendulum. They're fun to wear and cute, too!
Earring Size: 1-3/4" or 45mm
Mythical copper butterflies with fabulous spiral tails...
These copper earrings are created using TierraCast (made in USA) pewter butterfly charms with a Swarovski crystal and hammered spiral wire tail. The crystals are Swarovski Copper, Dark Sapphire, and Light …
I couldn't resist the lure of blue and copper, especially with the translucent quality of these enchanting Caribbean Blue Opal crystals. The heliotrope accents also really add some unobtrusive shine, so these earrings have just the right amount of color without being too flashy.
Earring Size: 2-1/2" or 65mm
These earrings feature Swarovski Caribbean Blue Opal crystals and antiqued copper components to form an elegant chandelier-style piece. The earwires are …
Wearing these earrings is like putting on a pair of beacons. The hammertone effect on these bright copper oval earrings reflects so much light that they sparkle, even at a distance. Although they're large, the cutout and the lightweight nature of copper means that these earrings are not very heavy, so they're the perfect balance between size and practicality!
Earring Size: 2-1/2 " or 62mm
These earrings are created using our own handmade hammered pure …
So simple, but so elegant! These bright copper hammertone open-heart earrings have such incredible shine that they'll be catching eyes from across the room. Plus, they're light, classy, and versatile. They're as fun to wear as they were to make!
Earring Size: 1-7/8" or 48mm
These earrings are created using our own handmade hammered pure copper hearts. The copper hearts are 34mm or a little more than an 1-1/4" and are polished to a high gloss shine. The …
These are my first somewhat ambitious creation with sheet metal. But, I figured that if I wanted to create something beautiful, I may as well go for the gold, as they say. Or, I suppose, it's "go for the copper", in this case. :) With Mother's Day coming up, I wanted to create something that would be a perfect gift for a mother to show our appreciation for all that these amazing women have done for us. These are even more stunning when you can watch the light playing off of all …
These are the earrings I was talking about when I made my "Experimenting With A New Technique" blog post. Considering that these are my first project using sheet metal, they turned out rather well. I had a lot of fun making them, and when you hold them and look at them, boy, are they shiny! The hammered finish really reflects the light and the high-gloss finish of the copper really makes these beauties glimmer.
Earring Size: 2-0" or 50mm
A delicate modern …