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Easy Metal Jewelry Making

By April 5, 2010

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Most jewelry makers start with bead stringing and then continue to work through various types of jewelry making such as wirework or clay. Metal seems to often be at the end of the list of "learn how to do" for a lot of beginners because they think it is going to be too difficult. Yes, some metal work can be tough to learn immediately; however, you'd be surprised how you can incorporate metal into lots of jewelry designs without having to be a metal expert necessarily. This week, I plan to share some easy metal projects that include metal components but require no soldering and relatively little fabrication. You really can figure out ways to use metal without having to have tons of metalsmithing experience.

These Filigree Flower Hoop Earrings show how you can mix metals and combine filigree components to make metal earrings that have lots of texture and interest going on. The work of creating filigree is already done for you, so you just need to manipulate some wire to form the finished earrings. An added benefit of filigree is that these earrings are large but also very light-weight. So they are comfortable to wear all day.

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April 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm
(1) Cyndi L says:

My daughter and her friends (young 20s) are back to wearing huge lightweight disc-style earrings again, Tammy :-)

April 9, 2010 at 3:25 pm
(2) jewelrymaking says:

That is interesting. I don’t mind the size as long as they don’t kill my poor ear lobs!

April 11, 2010 at 8:17 am
(3) Jeannie says:

Very Cool. I don’t this type of earring will ever go out of style.

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