I made about thirty of these last summer as a special item for the
stage crew. I used 24 to almost 22 gauge silver. But what I did
instead of using sheet which would end up with very sharp edges, I
rolled out some round wire to the intended thickness. I had one ear
cuff from the crew that I used for the the basic circumference. I ten
added the design they wanted. I twist all my metal free hand using
round nose pliers. I have about as many round nose pliers of
different types as Gerry has gravers.
The biggest problem was getting them work hardened yet still have a
bit have a bit of give to put on. After shining them up, I tumbled
them for about an hour. Worked great without making them hard as
metal (pun intended). What you need to know is how heavy will it all
be. Once on the ear, the weight can pull it off without the wearer
noticing. What kind of activities will they be doing. One crew member
wanted a new one when she lost the last one while swimming. I told
her to take the new one off before swimming. What we take for granted
is not always what happens in reality.
Whats fun is each different crew then competed to see who could come
up with the better design or jewelry item for me to make as their
personal jewelry items. As I was making them all, I had fun with it.
Aggie, heading west in a couple of weeks.