Tutorial: Industrial Rope Earrings
Another tutorial! Yay!
Industrial Rope Earrings. Not a girly girl? Want something casual to match everything? This is for you! And so easy to do :)
Needle nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Liver of sulfer (or any other oxidizing agent)
10 copper connectors from Black Sheep Beads (thank you!)
Oxidize the copper connectors to your desired shade.
Take the connecting links out of the coiled center piece.
Carefully uncoil the center piece. Maintain as much original spiral as possible (but stretched out), but you can always gently curl it after you uncoiled the whole thing.
Gently twist the entire spiral into itself, in a circular shape. Don't be exact - let it go where it may. You need to do all 10 connectors, 5 for each earring.
Thread your twisted circles on a headpin. Make sure you go through each piece twice (like you would a broach pin). 5 pieces per headpin. Make sure the first one you thread is pretty tight at the bottom, so it will not slide off the headpin. After you get all 5 on, squish them together and make an eye loop at the top.
Attach your headpin loop to your earwire. Voila!
Thanks to Dotty of Totally Tutorials for this exchange opportunity. And to Black Sheep Beads for donating supplies!
[Unfortunately the earrings blend in a little too much with my curls :) ]