Thursday, April 11, 2013

Springy Pearly

I'm still madly drilling pearls - making their holes big enough to hold 20g wires.
It's currently my favorite way to make simple earrings with glass headpins.

Get out your lovely stash of pearls - who doesn't love playing with pearls?

Drilling them is a snap with a dremmel and a bowl of water.
Yes you have to do it wet, don't be breathing all that weird pearl dust.
Use a diamond coated reamer and whirrrrrrr away.

This trio of earrings have black steel headpins (with lampwork ends) paired with sterling lever-back findings.

1 comment:

Celeste Kemmerer said...

I love your headpins. I just starting making my own headpins, but mine are quite bland compared to yours. I started with the black steel wire, so I wouldn't mess up on nice, expensive silver.