Lapis Earrings on Stamped Sterling

by Michelle.
(San Diego)

Lapis Earrings on Stamped Sterling, by Michelle  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Lapis and sterling earrings

These lapis and sterling earrings started out as an experiment.

I made a leaf stamp out of tool steel and wanted to try doing something different with it.

Lapis Earrings on Stamped Sterling, by Michelle  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Trying out the lapis stone

I stamped a pattern on sterling silver sheet, then sawed around the outline of the shape and domed it.

I did not know what color or shape of stone I would use, so I tried out a number of stones.

Lapis Earrings on Stamped Sterling, by Michelle  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Closeup after patina and before finishing and setting stone

When I put the oval lapis stones on the domed pieces, it was meant to be!

Michelle
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  • Michelle, these earrings are just stunning! I agree, the lapis is just perfect here. And your stamped metalwork is exquisite.

  • Lyone says:

    Inspired

  • Colleen says:

    Beautiful earrings!!
    Did you also make the bezels holding the stones?

  • Michelle says:

    Rena,
    Thank you! I love this forum. Thank you for providing a wonderful friendly place where we can share.
    Michelle

  • Michelle says:

    Colleen,
    Thank you very much! I used pre-made bezels. I find it easier with these small stones and it helps keep the price down.
    Michelle

  • Thank you, Michelle. That means a lot to me. 🙂

  • Kathy Zee says:

    These are so pretty Michelle. Great job. I love the blue and silver.

  • Catherine says:

    Beautiful and original, Michelle. Did you solder the bezel on to the silver? Glue?

  • Patti Pojer says:

    These are absolutely Stunning…what a talent..I LOVE THESE

  • Michelle says:

    Patti: Thank you, you made my day!

    Catherine: Thanks, you’re so sweet! The bezels were soldered. These parts are small so I was able to use a brûlée torch.

  • I am obsessed with leaves. I went to your Etsy shop and put them on my favorites list for Christmas.! These are lovely, The lapis is really rich. Good lapis is getting harder to find. I am hoarding mine for my own use, LOL.

    Your technique has lots of possibilities.!

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