Hammered Metal Earring Tutorial

Jewelry Making  Candie Cooper Hammered Earring TutorialThis is a quick tutorial of the earrings I taught on the Country Music Cruise for Beadalon (makers of great jewelry findings) and Jewelry Television.  One of the things I love most about them is that you can take pre-made findings like Beadalon’s Quick Links and alter them with a chasing hammer to make them your own.  Here we go!
Jewelry Making Texturing with a chasing hammerYou’ll need a steel block and chasing hammer for this step.  The steel supports the metal so that it can take the imprint of the hammer’s round end to make a planished texture.  This is by far one of my favorite things to do in jewelry making!  Just.  Beat. It.  Beat it.
Jewelry Making How to open a pinch bailHere we have a pinch bail.  Use chain nose pliers to open up the bail.
Jewelry Making Closing a pinch bailAttach it to a Swarovski drop crystal so the prongs on the bail go in the holes of the crystal drop and then pinch the bail closed.
Jewelry Making  How to open a jump ringUse two pliers with flat ends to open a jump ring like so.
Jewelry Making  Connecting with a jump ringConnect all the layers of rings and charms.
Jewelry Making  Sparkly Earrings with Beadalon FindingsClose the jump ring how you opened it.
Jewelry Making Connect the earwireUse a second jump ring to attach the first jump ring to the ear wire.  SO fast to make!!  Hello, Christmas presents for everyone you know!
Candie Cooper Textured Earrings How ToSweet.  Sassy.  Romantic.  Just the way I like my earrings as you know!