Step 15: Assemble the components
Congratulations on making it this far! Skip down to step 19 if you like your silver shiny and new looking.
If you like the oxidized and worn look, go on to step 16
Step 16: Oxidize your earrings with liver of sulphur
Liver of sulphur is a chemical available from jewelry equipment suppliers. It looks like chunks of rock and stinks, well, like sulphur.... go figure:)
Step 17: Drying
Take your jewelry out of the bath and rinse it off well. Let dry on paper towels.
Step 18: Make a brushed steel patina
Brush the jewelry in different directions with steel wool (I like ultrafine #0000) to give it a brushed, darkened patina.
<---Your finished earrings!
Step 19: Pat yourself on the back
Go try them on and admire your work!
Page 1: Introduction
Page 2: Tools and Materials List
Page 3: Balling Wire and Piercing
Page 4: Attaching the Beads
Page 5: Making a Wrapped Loop Eyepin
Page 6: Make a Simple Forged Loop
Page 7: Assemble Components and Make a Steel Brushed Patina
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