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Copper Hoop Earrings

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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory
Style Mod, Hipster, Traditional, Cute, Casual
Cindy Watkins on craftsy.com

Who is this project for? Women

Cindy Watkins on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Copper wire, antique copper bead cap, faux pearls

Cindy Watkins on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Clean, virtually un-noticable solder seams on the hoops!!

Cindy Watkins on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Practice, practice, practice butt-joint soldering ... use just a tiny amount of solder because it is difficult to clean up any excess solder on a wire butt-joint like this.

Cindy Watkins on craftsy.com

These are cute! Did you self- teach soldering or take a class? Nice joint connection-first thing I thought was"where did she get closed loops that big?"

06/01/2012 Flag

Thanks Cathy ... I'm self-taught, I learn better that way! I watched tons of YouTube videos, read a book on soldering jewelry. My first few attempts at soldering were horrible, lol! They came apart; so I just kept trying. It's really fun once you get the hang of it. But I have to admit, there were times I wanted to throw my torch across the room (don't try this at home!! lol).

06/01/2012 Flag