Sweetheart Earrings

by Erinn LaMattery.
(Japan)

Sweetheart Earrings by Erinn LaMattery - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Off on a Whim\’s 2016 Valentine\’s Day Sweetheart Earrings Series

I wanted to get something together for Valentine’s Day 2016, but I don’t much like hearts.

However, I came across a design for this wire heart on Pinterest, and decided to spice it up a bit with some gemstones woven to the hearts and make them into earrings.

I wasn’t able to get them done in time for The Day, maybe next year I’ll be ahead of the game eh? I do love how they turned out, not too big, not too heavy, sweet little hearts.

I started with 20g copper wire cut into 5″ lengths, then folded it slightly off-center in half.

Then I used pliers to turn the edges inside, creating the heart.

Sweetheart Earrings by Erinn LaMattery  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Off on a Whim’s 2016 Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Earrings Series

Using 2mm gemstones and 26g. copper wire, I wrapped 3-4 stones on the edge of each heart, added a jump ring and ear wires, then tossed them into a patina (liver of sulfer) and an hour in the tumbler.

I had to polish them up a bit to bring out more of the copper shine, before I was happy with the finished product.

Erinn LaMattery
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