It was love at first sight when I saw these distressed copper blanks, and I immediately knew that I wanted to turn them into a stylish pair of earrings. When I found out that they could be given texture by hammering them I knew that I had to try it. It was such an easy process, and I can't believe how professional the final product looks! I'm looking forward to trying the same technique on some other metal finishes.

Time Needed 
30 to 60 min
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Skill Level 
Beginner

Step-by-Step Tutorial Read

Materials
  • Project Yield 
    1 pair of earrings
  • Time Needed 
    30 to 60 min
  • Skill Level 
    Beginner
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    Description 
    Gather your materials.
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    Description 
    Take apart your clothespin.
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    Description 
    Place a copper blank on the steel bench block. Using one of the wood pieces of your clothespin, hold it down and start hammering. Do not hammer too much in one place or the metal will stretch out and distort. Instead, move the hammer around while keeping the direction of the texture consistent.
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    Description 
    Use your pliers to attach jump rings to the blanks. Thread the earwire through before closing.
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    Description 
    Your earrings are now ready to wear.

Hammered Copper Earrings

$6.00
Kit Yield 
1 pair of earrings
What's Included
Vintaj Metal Altered Blanks 2/Pkg
Jewelry Basics Metal Findings 145/Pkg
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