Kashmir Earrings Tutorial

Written by
Megan Holden
Published on
January 1, 2022 1:01:00 AM PST January 1, 2022 1:01:00 AM PSTst, January 1, 2022 1:01:00 AM PST

Created by: Megan Holden


Designer Tips

  • First use a ball peen hammer and metal block to texture each shrine blank (you will be using two of the blanks with windows, not the solid blanks). I start by doing the perimeter of each blank, then the inner perimeter of each window and then fill in the rest.
  • 26g blanks are thin so be mindful that not much force is needed to hand-hammer the surface of each shrine with window, with your chasing hammer. Start lightly and increase force as desired until the shrine blanks have the dappled look you like. 
  • Next use the small (silver) side of the EURO TOOL 2-hole punch to center two stacked holes at the bottom of the window frame (the top hole will be for feeding wire through, and the bottom hole will be for hanging each eye charm), one hole above the widow frame and one hole at the very top.
  • Use pattern as shown in picture or arrange your own design, using the Mandala set to stamp a design into each window, around the interior frame. For tips on metal stamping, please refer toMetal Stamping 101
  • Use black enamel marker to color in your impressions. Allow to dry for 1-3minutes and wipe surfaces clean.
  • Cut 2, 6" pieces of wire from spool and for each earring, thread one end through the top hole and wrap around the wire about 6-7 times. Refer to Jewelry Basics 101 pdf for tips on wire wrapping. 
  • Thread bicones in order (as shown in pic) for each earring and thread end of wire through the top hole at bottom of window (of the two holes at the bottom) and wrap around an additional 6-7 times and trim away tail or excess wire.
  • For each earring, attach jump ring to the very bottom hole of window and hang an eye charm, then close jump ring. 
  • For each earring, attach two jump rings through the very top hole (there are two to ensure that the earring will face forward) and attach each of the topmost jump rings to the loops at the bottom of the lever back ear wires.
  • Use polishing cloths to buff and polish each earring to a bright shine!




Suggested Supplies

  • 1 5set pack of 26g shrine blanks(use 2 blanks with windows) of 44-721-30
  • 1 12pk. of Swarovski 4mm bicones in Light Siam 05-328-04-21 (use 2)
  • 1 12pk of Swarovski 4mm bicones in Tangerine 05-328-04-421 (use 2)
  • 1 12pk of Swarovski 4mm bicones in Citrine 05-328-04-56 (use 2)
  • 1 12pk of Swarovski 4mm bicones in Chrysolite 05-328-04-70 (use 2)
  • 1 12pk of Swarovski 4mm bicones in Aquamarine 05-328-04-10 (use 2)
  • 1 12pk of Swarovski 4mm bicones in Capri Blue 05-328-04-25 (use 2)
  • 1 12pk of Swarovski 4mm bicones in Tanzanite 05-328-04-44 (use 2)
  • 1 60ft roll of 24g Antique Brass Artistic Wire (cut 2, 6" pieces)
  • 1 EURO TOOL 2 Hole Punch/Helicopter Punch
  • 1 1oz pk of 4mm AB jump rings 37-113-6 (use 6)
  • 1 1/2gross pack of AB lever back ear wires (use 2)
  • 2 TierraCast Evil Eye Charm in Metallic Blue 46-970-88-AB-MB
  • 1 Henna Mandala Design Stamp Set 69-246-40
  • ImpressArt Stamp Enamel Marker in Black
  • 1 20pk EURO TOOL Polishing Pads (use 1 or 2)

Tools

  • 69-345 EURO TOOL Brass 2lb. Hammer
  • 69-138 Chasing Hammer 69-138
  • 69-236-2 ImpressArt 2"Stamping Block with Feet 
  • 69-056 EURO TOOL Side Flush Cutter
  • 69-275-09 Wubbers Bent Chain-Nose Jewelry Making Pliers
  • 69-275-03 Wubbers Chain-Nose Jewelry Making Pliers
  • 69-275-02 Wubbers Round-Nose Jewelry Making Pliers