Rustic chunky jewelry can take a lot of wear and tear and still look good. I love these stick necklace chain links made with 12 or 14 gauge wire and usually have a lot of them on hand in various lengths and gauges of wire to finish off lake stone pendants. The ends of the wires are paddled and centers textured on a bench block with hammers. After holes are punched in the paddled ends, the ends are rounded and refined. If adding beads to the links, remember to do it before paddling the second end. Easy peasy links.....UNLESS someone in your household is napping/sleeping.
I thought these dangle drops would benefit from a slightly more refined and sleek looking stick. Just as with the more rustic sticks, these can be made in any length and with any gauge wire. And the best part-No noise to wake people up!
Straighten and flush cut both ends of two pieces of 18 gauge round Argentium wire 5/8" long for short sticks and 7/8" for longer sticks. The finished short stick will be approximately 1" long (Eye of Shiva, Gold Druzy, and Oink Crazy Lace Agate Earrings ). The longer stick will be approximately 1¼" long (Black Druzy and Blue Crazy Lace Agate Earrings).