Recycled Brass Earrings

by Angela Bradley.
(Hampshire UK)

Recycled Brass Earrings by Angela Bradley  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

These earrings feature electroplated quartz points with brass components from a vintage necklace, amethyst beads and hand-forged gold-filled ear hooks. Like most people I started making jewellery with inexpensive materials.

Recycled Brass Earrings by Angela Bradley  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

This was back in the days before youtube videos or beading magazines so I was self-taught by trial and error. Later, I took silvercraft evening classes and learned soldering, forging and stone-setting.  I made jewellery with semi-precious beads and silver, and rarely touched my glass beads. Now I am happy to mix real gemstones with quality glass and base metal, if it serves the design.

Recycled Brass Earrings by Angela Bradley  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

The brass components had been in my stash for years. I was wire wrapping some quartz points when I suddenly remembered them, and the rest pretty much made themselves. I textured the top hoop with a ball-pein hammer. When I went to attach a standard ready-made ear hook, it didn’t feel right so I made some gold-filled simple hooks.

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  • Angela, the combination of the brass and stones, plus the different shapes make these earrings unique. And the gorgeous purple makes these smashing!

  • Rita Muller says:

    Wow, these are gorgeous Angela. Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  • I love your mix of stones and metals! Such a boho vibe with these.

  • Angela, the link to your shop doesn’t work. You need to take off “/your/shops/” . It’s a link to your shop while you’re connected. 🙂

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