Updated: Aug 30, 2020
Here's a tutorial with 12 Easy Steps for making your own set of earrings!
Purchase a 20-gauge Tessellated Triangles Pressing from Metal Maven.
For these earrings, Metal Maven used a 20-gauge Tessellated Triangles pressing, but any of our all-over background style pressings would work just as well!
This pressing is available in copper and sterling silver in different gauges on the Metal Maven website.
Use an Ultra Fine Tip Sharpie marker to draw vertical lines on the pressing where you want to cut. Metal Maven made hers 1/2” wide.
Use a guillotine shear or jeweler’s saw to cut a strip from the pressing.
Cut the strip in half so you have 2 pieces of the same size.
Round the corners using a flat file.
Mark where you want your hole to be, use an awl or small nail and a hammer to put a shallow dimple where your mark is located.
Drill the holes, then use a ball bur to remove any sharp burs from the edges of your holes.
Use a file or fine grit sandpaper to smooth all edges.
Dip in Liver of Sulphur, Gosiba, or your choice of blackening agent.
Use 2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper to sand the surface of the two pieces.
Tumble in a rotary tumbler with water, a drop of Dawn dishwashing liquid, and stainless steel shot for 2 hours, or hand polish using a Sunshine polishing cloth.
Add ear wires and your earrings are finished!