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Every Blank Has A Gold Lining

Have you ever thought of cutting your blanks into different shapes? Create a negative space by framing the cut blanks with a handmade bezel. It's so pretty! Don't you think?

Step-By-Step Instructions
  1. Use a pair of Metal Shears to cut your circle blank in half. To create the tear drop earrings, use the Disc Cutter to punch out a crescent shape. Stamp til you're heart's content!

  2. In step 1 of Soldered Rim Pendands, Kate goes over in great detail how to calculate the length of wire needed. For ex. the blank that's cut in half is 19mm, so the rim you create will need to be based on that measurement. 

  3. For the teardrop earrings, cut two 5" pieces of your gold filled wire. Make a mark at the 2" point of the wire. This will be the center of the rounded portion the teardrop. Bend yoru wire around the die you used from the disc cutter, to create the the curve. It should look like an exaggerated "U" with one side longer than the other. To create the teardrop shape, gently close the "U" by bringing the shorter and longer ends together, creating a slight tension. Cut the shorter end of the wire at 45 degrees so it lays flush against the otherside. The longer side will be your bail! 

  4. Follow the steps in Kate's class for soldering the pieces together.  After you solder the top joint of the teardrop, make a loop/bail with the excess wire. Clean, polish and add your chain or earwires.

     

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