Thursday, May 1, 2008

Clockface Earrings



Several people asked about these earrings since I started wearing them again. I fabricated these earrings in 1990 using sterling silver, etched sheet metal from David H. Fell. Although I've done my own etching before, I found this company's etched metal wonderful to work with.

Using a jeweler's saw, I simply cut two squares from the sheet metal. Then I soldered the clockface components on each piece of sheet metal. I used round wire and hammered it flat to create each number. To create the silver dots, I used my acetylene torch to "ball up" some old scrap metal. I love how old scrap metal forms into a ball when you hold a torch over it. Then I used a little bit of Black Max from Rio Grande to give the earrings an antique finish.

Click on the title of this post to learn more about David H. Fell.

2 comments:

Sandra said...

Now those are kewl...Hi Liz....How are you?
Oh what fun earrings.
I have some ideas for earring if you are interested...I use to make a lot of earrings. Of course that were out of clay, wood,leather, fabric....But metal ideas are good!!
But I love earrings...I have over 200 pairs.... I think I collect them...as I do not wear them all anymore. LOL
I will have to check out what you are selling.
Ok takecare sweetie.
Sandra

heather said...

Hi Liz! Your blog looks fantastic. You have been busy! Thanks for being such a great inspiration.
Keep in touch-
Heather