Saturday, January 29, 2011

Let’s make enamel stud earrings!

I just try some new way to make my stud earrings so I thought I’d take pictures along the way!

Now, I always soldered or attached post at last but this time I soldered them first. I use hard solder so it should with stand in the kiln up to 1450° F.

Then, I counter enamel on the back.
And here is my big invention! I made stand for earrings by poke holes in the mica sheet. These little things that makes life so much easier!
Shift & fire, sift & fire…

this is the last firing with silver ball.
Yay, finished!

Baby pink enamel poppy stud earrings

and another color...

Sea foam enamel poppy stud earrings

Happy Crafting!

5 comments:

Copper Diem said...

great post! you make the most beautiful things!

Jewelry by Natsuko said...

oh, that's quite a complement:) thank you!

sharon said...

Just found your shop on etsy, and I am in awe! Your work is jaw dropping gorgeous! I am in love!!

Jewelry by Natsuko said...

thank you! that makes me so warm inside...:)

Kalaya Steede said...

Hi Natsuko, thanks for sharing your technique. Could you tell me what size post you used? I want to make post earrings but I am paralyzed on what size to get from Rio! Your stuff is fantastic. Thanks again.

Kalaya