Margot Potter's Silver Circle Earrings, . , . Simple, striking hammered hoops make a serious style statement.
Silver Circle Earrings
by Margot Potter
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Forging, Hole Punching
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Simple, striking hammered hoops make a serious style statement. No need for soldering, the circles connect with a jump ring. Make these larger or smaller, add beads, wire wraps, or chains. Aluminum wire makes these light and easy to wear, but these would be equally as delightful in brass, copper, or sterling wire.

Materials

10 gauge aluminum wire
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silver plated ear wires
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3mm silver plated jump rings
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5mm silver plated jump rings
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5mm silver plated jump rings
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Tools

Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
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Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
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90 Degree Bent Nose Pliers
G2-66
  • G2-66
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
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Chasing Hammer - Flat Faced with Polished Wooden Handle - Pack of 1
G3-13
  • G3-13
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Steel Bench Block 4x4 Inch - Pack of 1
G17-10
  • G17-10
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Euro Punch Plier 1.50mm
PLR-133.70
  • PLR-133.70
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut two 3” lengths of aluminum wire to the flush.
Margot Potter's Silver Circle Earrings - , , , , Cut the wire flush
Step 2
Wrap the wires around a 1.5” dowel, or anything you're using as a round mandrel, slightly overlapping the ends.
Margot Potter's Silver Circle Earrings - , , , , wrap the wires around a dowel
Step 3
Place the wires on bench block and hammer flat. Make sure you keep the circle shape.
Margot Potter's Silver Circle Earrings - , , , , hammer
Step 4
Add texture with the round end of your chasing hammer.
Margot Potter's Silver Circle Earrings - , , , , texture
Step 5
With the hole punch pliers, punch a hole in both wire ends making sure the holes line up.
Margot Potter's Silver Circle Earrings - , , , , punch holes
Step 6
Thread the 5mm jump ring through both holes. Close the jump ring. Attach smaller jump ring to first jump ring.
Margot Potter's Silver Circle Earrings - , , , , thread a jump ring through the holes
Step 7
Attach an earring wire to smaller jump ring. Repeat for second earring.
Margot Potter's Silver Circle Earrings - , , , , add ear wires
5.0 stars
Ronald A. (Conover, North Carolina)
Tried this today and made wonderful ear loops for a show this month.