de Cor's Handmades - Malaysia Handmade Jewelry: Handmade Bridesmaid Earrings, Wire Wrapped Jewelry

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Handmade Bridesmaid Earrings, Wire Wrapped Jewelry

I finally got around to blog about my handmade bridesmaid earrings! It is not overly sophisticated, though the design does require some tedious work.

I didn't have a drilling tool when I started this project, so I used my tiny filing tool to slowly "drill" a hole on the hammered sterling silver, then I decided that I really should be getting a drill set, but I am not ready for drill press, so I thought I'd settle for something manual.

While I was waiting for my Hand Twist Drill Set to arrive, I found a 1mm hand twist drill from one of the Daiso outlet near where I stay, what a twist... I swear I've looked up and down for it, from Ace Hardware, local craft stores and neighborhood hardware stores, no one carries it, no one! Ace hardware has a mini craft drill and 0.6mm is all it could drill, the store assistant tried to force the 1mm bit into it until I stopped her, she is obviously not as intelligent as I thought she is (-_-). So try Daiso if you are desperate, this tool saves a lot of my time!

I also got this 4 x 4" Rubber Bench Block to go with the Rubber Mallet to gently set the shape of my jewelry, a must have bench block if you haven't already have one.

And... this is the finished product, it is tricky to set the Swarovski Chaton Montees neatly as though it was soldered on,  and I am writing a detailed instruction on how to make this earrings, do check back for updates! :)

Thanks for viewing!

Corra @ de Cor's Handmades

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