Hammerfall Earrings Tutorial

It's Hammertime!

Written by
Polly Nobbs-LaRue
Published on
January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PSTst, January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST

Designer Tips

 

  • These earrings are easy to assemble, yet put on a great show.
  • Use 10mm jump rings to connect each link, and another 10mm jump ring to attach the dagger bead to the smallest link. For best control, use 1 pair of traditional chain-nose pliers, and 1 pair of bent chain-nose pliers to open and close the jump rings. For most secure way to open and close loops, see Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
  • The 10mm jump rings have an 8mm inside diameter, large enough to let the links dangle freely.
  • Use a smaller 8mm jump ring to attach the post to the largest link.
    At the time that I made these earrings, we didn't yet have the matching Hammertone drop-posts. I can't actually decide which pair I like better as toppers for these earrings....
  • Use an earring nut with a plastic flange (such as #33-284-1). The flange keeps heavier earrings like this, flat to the ear.
  • Due to price hikes on raw rhodium, TierraCast recently replaced all their Rhodium plating with a White Bronze plating. Fortunately, they look identical, so you can use whichever one you have on hand. And personally, I think the antiqued silver plated woven post looks fine with both platings too. The textures in both styles mask the subtle differences in plating colors.

 

Suggested Supplies

 

  • 1 pair  #32-130-08-AS TierraCast Post Earring w/ Woven Pattern and Loop - Antiqued Silver Plated ~or~
    1 pair  #32-130-11-WB TierraCast Round Hammertone Post Earring w Loop - White Bronze Plated
  • 1 gross [use 2] #33-284-1 Nut, Mechanical Grip with Flange
  • 2 each  #49-947-71-RP  TierraCast Hammertone Jewelry Link, 25mm Round - White Bronze Plated
  • 1 10-pack [use 2] #49-947-41-1 TierraCast Hammertone Jewelry Link, 19mm Round - White Bronze Plated
  • 1 10-pack [use 2] #49-947-44-1 TierraCast Hammertone Jewelry Link, 13mm Round - White Bronze Plated
  • 2 each #44-940-07-1  TierraCast White Bronze Plated Britannia Pewter 1/2" Dagger Charm
  • 1 oz [use 6]  #37-178-1  Jump Ring, Round, 10mm
  • 1 oz [use 2]  #37-167-1  Jump Ring, Round, 8mm

Tools

  • Bent Chain-Nose Pliers
  • Chain-Nose Pliers