I love these flower shaped base metal stamping blanks, they’re so much fun to use in layers. These DIY Flower Earrings would be perfect with our Shine necklace, or on their own. Easy and fun to make out of copper blanks with just a single design stamp in a repeated pattern to add texture. Hammer, stamp, ink and layer and if you like you can make your own head pins and ear hooks using 20 gauge wire.
What you need:
2 8 Petal Flower Copper Stamping Blanks
2 Scalloped Washer Stamping Blanks Copper
2 Copper Earring Wires
2 Preciosa Czech Fire 6 mm Faceted Round Grey Polished Glass Beads
Artistic Wire 20-Gauge Bare Copper Wire
2 Copper Jump Rings
ImpressArt Whimsy Heart Stamp
Ergo-Angle Metal Stamping Hammer
ImpressArt Chasing Hammer
ImpressArt 2 by 2-Inch Steel Block, Small
Folk Art Enamel Acrylic Paint, Licorice
8 Punch Dapping Block Set
ImpressArt Hole Punch Pliers
Step one: Hammer the heart stamp into the center of the smaller flower blank repeatedly, this is to create texture. Use round end of chasing hammer to hammer flower. Step two: Use round end of chasing hammer to hammer larger flower blank. Step three: Use dapping tool to dap smaller flower into a curved shape.
Step four: Use hole punch to pierce holes in top center petal of both blanks. I use chain nose pliers to pull one of the petals on the smaller flower back a little so it hangs nicely. (If you want the stamped areas on the center of the blank to be more defined, use a cotton swab to wipe some acrylic enamel paint on the blank. Let set for 30 seconds and use a soft cloth or paper towel to wipe away the excess.) Step five: Cut a 1″ segment of wire. Bend and loop the ends using round nose pliers. Step six: Hammer the loop flat with the flat side of your chasing hammer.
Step seven: Slide bead on wire. Bend wire flush to top of bead at a 90 degree angle. Cut wire to 1/4″. Grasp end of wire and bend into a loop. Step eight: Your ear wire loop needs to be bent perpendicular so the earring will hang to the front when attached. Use your chain nose pliers to gently bend the loop. If it opens up, be sure to secure it closed. Your round nose pliers can help with that. Step nine: Assemble the layers large to small attaching them to the jump ring and the ear wire as shown.
That’s it! Fun, fast and fabulous. You can make these in mixed metals, add larger beads, use colored paint and make this project your own. Adding texture to your metal really gives it an artisan appeal and it is so easy to do. With winter looming, these pretty DIY Flower Earrings give you just a touch of spring even on the coldest days.
Margot and Avalon
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