Kristal Wick's Pikes Peak Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Cutting, Cutting Tool, Cutters, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, How To Punch Holes, Hole Punching, Punch A Hole, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. I love jewelry with sharp contrasting colors like the blue sky and copper hues of the mountains.
Pikes Peak Earrings
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Cutting, Dapping, Hole Punching, Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I love jewelry with sharp contrasting colors like the blue sky and copper hues of the mountains. These types of color pallets make the most interesting pieces. I wanted to reflect the rugged texture of the mountains with hammered copper sheet and the smooth feel of the sky with crystal dangles and a boho fringy tassel.

Materials

small tassels
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
Silver Filled Jump Rings Open (.025) 22ga 6mm - Pack of 25
S11-18
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $2.02
  • Gold Club Price: $1.52
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24 Gauge 0.020 Dead Soft Copper Sheet Metal - 6x12 Inch
MET-705.24M
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $10.12
  • Gold Club Price: $7.59
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Silver Filled Headpins 22GA 1.5 inch - Pack of 10
S8-11
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.52
  • Gold Club Price: $1.89
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4mm Blue Zircon 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-17A
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.00
  • Gold Club Price: $1.50
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Silver Filled Earwire No Ball No Coil 16.5mm - Pack of 10
S19-23
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.58
  • Gold Club Price: $1.94
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Tools

Circle and Oval Template Set, 2 Pieces
GAU-420.00
  • GAU-420.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.50
  • Gold Club Price: $4.88
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Ultra-Polish Pads, 20 pack
POL-695.00
  • POL-695.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $8.95
  • Gold Club Price: $6.71
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WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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Flat Face Chasing Hammer with Wood Handle - Economy
G3-14
  • G3-14
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $11.57
  • Gold Club Price: $8.68
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Euro Punch Plier 1.50mm
PLR-133.70
  • PLR-133.70
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks
DAP-500.30
  • DAP-500.30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $29.95
  • Gold Club Price: $22.46
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Economy Needle File Set, 6 Piece Set
FIL-993.00
  • FIL-993.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.95
  • Gold Club Price: $5.96
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Pro Shear
SHR-544.00
  • SHR-544.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.95
  • Gold Club Price: $9.71
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11 Piece Wood Dapping Set
DAP-160.00
  • DAP-160.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $64.97
  • Gold Club Price: $48.73
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Large Rawhide Hammer 1 1/2 inch - Pack of 1
G3-50
  • G3-50
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $28.95
  • Gold Club Price: $21.71
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Instructions
Step 1
Using a template or freehand draw 2 identical shapes onto the sheet using a Sharpie. Cut the pieces out using the Pro Sheers.
Pro Tip: Be sure to cut from the mid to back of the Pro Sheer jaw, not the tip.
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Step 2
File around the entire piece to smooth out the rough edges. Using the ball peen end of the chasing hammer (the round side), add texture to the metal. Be sure to hammer the metal edges using the flat part of the chasing hammer to further smooth them out as well. Repeat for other earring.
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Step 3
Dome the piece by placing it texture side down in the center of the largest dapping block impression. Place your dapping punch on top of it and gently tap with a rawhide hammer a few times until you're satisfied with the curve. Repeat for other earring.
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Step 4
Mark a dot in the top center of the metal piece and 3 dots along the bottom with a Sharpie. Punch all four holes. Repeat for other earring.
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Step 5
Patina the piece using liver of sulfur or by coloring over the pattern with a permanent black marker making sure to get the ink into all the deep crevices. Using my "Cheater Patina" method to accentuate the texture:
https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_tips_techniques/Cheater-Patina_488.html

Let the ink dry fully and then remove most of it by rubbing a polish pad over the top of the pattern.
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Step 6
Slide a crystal onto a headpin and make a simple loop. Create four of these.
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Step 7
Attach two crystal dangles to the corner bottom holes of the metal earrings. Repeat for the other earring.
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Step 8
Attach a tassel to the middle hole using a jump ring. Attach an ear wire to the top hole. Repeat for the other earring.

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