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Simplicity in Copper

One of the things I like to make for jewelry is earrings. I love the instant gratification of having something that is a finished product in just a few minutes.

This earring style was one that I made several years ago, for a fundraising project I was doing for the Breast Cancer 3-Day, which I walked and needed to raise money for. I made many pairs in this color and copper combination, as well as using silver-toned findings with others.

A simple design, I used two glass beads, a copper spacer, a headpin, and an ear wire for each earring. Each pair took me about five minutes to make. They sold for $12. I donated 50 percent of the monies to the cause.

I have made other earrings and bracelets for other fundraising for awareness of the zebra ribbon, as well. I will share and post in the near future.

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Paulie wrote on June 30, 2015, 12:58 AM

The earrings are beautiful and I am really surprised that you can make a pair io only 5 minutes.

MegL wrote on June 30, 2015, 3:04 AM

Gosh I didn't realise they took such a short time to make. I couldn't wear them though, I have never had my ears pierced.

CoralLevang wrote on June 30, 2015, 9:29 AM

Something this simple, yes. You stack your beads and spacers on a head pin, make the loop, and attach to an earwire.
Thank you for the compliment. The rosaries I make take about 7 hours to make. I put pictures of them up with the articles.

CoralLevang wrote on June 30, 2015, 9:30 AM

That's the beauty of it. I can make them with screw back or clip, though I have not seen them in copper.

CoralLevang wrote on June 30, 2015, 9:31 AM

It's an easy way to get things made quickly and to be able to donate.

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 30, 2015, 10:26 AM

Those are very pretty. I dont have the patience with beads even tho I use them a little bit

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 30, 2015, 11:23 AM

I have a daughter who is good at putting pieces together to make nice jewelry. She doesn't seem to realize that it's a skill that could earn her extra income or maybe she just doesn't care. My kids are gifted but so hard-headed. Nice earrings! :)

DWDavisRSL wrote on June 30, 2015, 11:49 AM

I cannot imagine being able to make such nice earrings in only five minutes. Then again, I don't have a talent for such things. You have a gift.

CoralLevang wrote on July 1, 2015, 10:16 PM

Thank you, wolfgirl569 . I think I need to show just how easy it is.

CoralLevang wrote on July 1, 2015, 10:17 PM

Thanks, cmoneyspinner ! Some do it simply for the joy of doing it. Others might make a business. She may not be hard-headed about this, but simply have a different vision.

CoralLevang wrote on July 1, 2015, 10:19 PM

DWDavisRSL I want for you to make sure that you read the article when I write it about the ease of it. I have taught men to do this same thing. I NEVER had any talent like this before. Doing these easy things gave me the confidence to explore more. Thank you!

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 2, 2015, 9:47 AM

I believe you could teach me. I have a male friend who does similar work and he makes beautiful rosaries that he sells to raise money for Catholic Charities. He also makes necklaces to sells at craft fairs and the like. I'll be looking forward to your article.

Shellyann36 wrote on July 18, 2015, 2:41 AM

These are nice looking. I like the copper with the pink.

CoralLevang wrote on July 18, 2015, 2:55 PM

DWDavisRSL It takes me about 7 hours of labor in just making the rosary itself, with a simple loop chain. Plus going to pick out the beads, there is labor in that for me. When I make anything, I try to see this as a spiritual experience for me, and I am not Catholic.
I was commissioned to make a rosary at one point for a special occasion. She paid me $180 to do it.

I will try to write more about these things when I take the month of August off.

I am also going to try my hand at making a cable (strung) rosary, though I do not think I will enjoy it as much. I much prefer working in wire.

CoralLevang wrote on July 18, 2015, 2:57 PM

I have always liked copper, Shellyann36 , and especially like it with the pink, because then it becomes more of a coral pink because of the orange of the copper. These same earrings done in silver tone look very pink.

Shellyann36 wrote on July 21, 2015, 12:21 AM

It is a very unique combo. I look forward to seeing more of your crafts!