Judy Larson's Teardrop Earrings and Pendant, Metalwork. Cutting, Cutting Tool, Cutters, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Texturing, Tumbling, Tumble, Tumbling Jewelry, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder. Soldering experience is necessary to make this jewelry set IF you want to add the bezels.
Teardrop Earrings and Pendant
by Judy Larson
  • Category: Metalwork
  • Technique(s): Cutting, Dapping, Filing / Finishing, Texturing, Tumbling, Butane Torch Techniques
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
Soldering experience is necessary to make this jewelry set IF you want to add the bezels.

Materials

24 Gauge 0.020 Dead Soft Copper Sheet Metal - 6x6 Inch
MET-705.24
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.93
  • Gold Club Price: $5.20
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Ear Wires Copper
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
1/8 inch of 3/8 inch ID pipe
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
1/8 inch of 1/4 inch ID pipe
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Amethyst chips
  • Lesson Quantity: 30.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Tools

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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7 Piece Mini TruStrike Hammer Set with Stand
HAM-520.70
  • HAM-520.70
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $140.54
  • Gold Club Price: $105.40
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2 Ounce Rubber Head Hammer
G3-19
  • G3-19
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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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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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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Deluxe Soldering Kit
G15-5
  • G15-5
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $116.97
  • Gold Club Price: $87.73
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Pipe Cutter
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Marker -extra fine
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
6PC File Set
FIL-912.10
  • FIL-912.10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $39.97
  • Gold Club Price: $29.98
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Jewlery Polishing Kit
G24-3-KIT
  • G24-3-KIT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $129.82
  • Gold Club Price: $97.37
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Liver of Sulphur Gel, 2 Ounce Bottle
SOL-610.02
  • SOL-610.02
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.95
  • Gold Club Price: $9.71
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Steel wool
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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Instructions
Step 1
Soldering experience is necessary to make this jewelry set IF you want to add the bezels.
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Step 2
Transfer the designs to your sheet metal.
Step 3
Cut the teardrops out using your preferred method for cutting sheet metal.
Step 4
File any sharp edges.
Step 5
Use a 1.5mm hole punch to make holes in the center top of each piece.
Step 6
Decide on the position of the design elements you want for your pieces. Use an ultra fine point permanent marker to draw these lines on the front of each piece.
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Step 7
Place each teardrop shape on a bench block. Use the larger side of the Mini TruStrike Embossing Hammer to texture the area that will be under the bezel on each teardrop.
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Step 8
Use the narrower side of the Mini TruStrike Sharp Designer Hammer to texture the outer edge of each teardrop.
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Step 9
The metal pieces will no longer be flat after texturing. Place each piece on a bench block and use a rubber or plastic mallet to flatten them.
Step 10
Remove the marker lines from the pieces with an alcohol soaked pad.
Your shell pieces should now look like those above.
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Step 11
You can use your textured pieces as is or add a bezel. Use a pipe cutter to cut one 1/8" piece of 3/8" ID pipe for the pendant and two 1/8" pieces of 1/4" ID pipe for the earrings.
Step 12
Drag one end of each pipe bezel over a file to flatten the ends.
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Step 13
Solder the bezels in place using your preferred method
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Step 14
Pickle the pieces to remove fire scale.
Step 15
Use the narrower side of the Mini TruStrike Sharp Designer Hammer to texture the top edge of the bezel.
Step 16
Tumble the pieces in steel shot to shine them up or use 0000 steel wool to polish them.
Step 17
Attach ear wires to the earrings and the bail to the pendant.
Step 18
You can leave your pieces bright and shiny, in which case you can now fill them. Or, use liver of sulfur to patina your pieces. Buff with 0000 steel wool to bring out the dimension of your texturing, then fill. Amethyst chips in resin were used here.
Copper Bezel Teardrop Earrings filled with antique glass glitter and resin.
Congratulations! You've made your first set of Teardrop Earrings and Pendant!
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