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Sacred Heart Earrings Tutorial
Created by: Mollie Valente
Use a jewelers saw to cut matching heart windows from 26-gauge or 24-gauge metal sheet (brass, copper, sterling, ...). Note: to make a pierced shape like these earrings, you'll need to punch a hole in the sheet, to insert your jeweler's saw blade before beginning the interior cut.
Punch holes centered in the top and bottom of the brass heart blanks.
Following the instructions that come with the BIGkick, emboss the brass blanks to closely match. Patina and polish.
Attach an ear wire to the top hole and add a fluted bead to the ear wire.
Use head pins to wire wrap the 16 crystal bicone beads. Add eight crystal dangles to each 8mm jump ring and attach each to the bottom hole on the brass heart blanks.
Continued Below (with links to more info about some of the techniques)...
Although the Sizzix BIGkick is no longer in production, we've kept this project live in our jewelry design gallery because 1000's of people already own this fun embossing tool, or a similar tool. Plus you can emboss or texture metal in other ways: a rolling mill, metal design stamps, texture hammers, engraving tools....