Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Finished the Replica of Sheryl Crow's Earrings

I finally finished "THE" earrings!  This was the first time I had actually done silver metal work.  I had already done a bit of copper metal work, but it's a bit different when your metal is sooo much more expensive!! 

As I mentioned in a previous post about this project, cutting metal with the small jeweler's saw is quite the job.  It's especially difficult to get the curves just right.  I've learned one very important lesson:  Always cut outside the template line; then use a grinder or other similar type tool to do the more precise bit of work such as getting the metal even at the template line.  This method gives you some wiggle room for little mistakes. 

The overall design for these earrings was fairly easy to do.  The most difficult part for me was the center cutouts, but in the end I think they turned out quite well.  I'm happy with the finished product and my client seemed very pleased.  Since they're a gift for my client's daughter in law, I cannot wait to see her reaction.

These earrings are made of .925 sterling silver sheet, cutout, hammered and drilled.

If you wish to have a pair of these earrings made, please contact me for a quote.

My version of Earrings worn by
Sheryl Crow-

Earrings worn by Sheryl Crow on cover of

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