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Making Metal Earrings

With K&S Metals

heart earrings

Whenever I am introduced to a new to me material, my first thought is, “can I make jewelry with it”? So of course when I was sent metal from K&S, I knew I was going to attempt to make earrings. And it worked out really well. After making my first pair, I couldn’t stop. I had to try different techniques with the metal.

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metal rolls

K&S sent me 5 rolls of precision metal to work with in pink, gold, blue, purple, and green. The first pair of earrings I made was from the pink roll. Each roll of the metal is aluminum-based and .004″ Thick (36 Ga) x 12″ Wide x 24″ Long.

die cut

I chose to try die-cutting the metal. Earrings are small enough to use a small cutting machine and the mini Maker was just the perfect size. I cut the pink metal with the large heart twice and then flipped over the metal to cut the small heart out twice in silver.

earring parts

To make the earrings I added black cardboard to the metal die-cut hearts to add thickness and weight. After all the pieces of the hearts were glued together, I poked a hole through the layers with a t-pin. Please refer to the video tutorial for detailed instructions.

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silver and gold earrings

The next pair of earrings I made were silver and gold. For this pair, I began the same way with die-cutting. I used a decorative circle shape in two different sizes and then folded the circles in half, and placed them on top of each other. No glue was needed.

star earrings

The final pair of earrings I made incorporated die-cut faux leather circles upon which I added die-cut metal stars. Before adding the stars, I ran the foil through my machine in an embossing folder and then filled the tops of the embossed dots with a nail file to remove the blue color so the silver could show through. The stars were then glued to the faux leather.

I would like to thank K&S Precision Metals for providing me with the metal to work with and Bella Publishing for the invitation. Designer Crafts Connection will share links to all the projects made for this blog hop.

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5 Responses

  1. Fun earrings…great way to use the KS metals foils…thanks for being part of the blog hop!

  2. How cute these are. I like all of them for different reasons. I never would have thought to make jewelry. Thanks for the great idea.

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