How to make these earrings?
2013-10-25 06:37:34 UTC
Tibetan spiral gypsy hoops. Saw these in a catalog & would love to make a pair. Anyone know how?
2013-10-27 04:48:35 UTC
Tibetan spiral gypsy hoops. Saw these in a catalog & would love to
make a pair. Anyone know how?
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2013-11-09 04:52:33 UTC
Please do a search for "Tibetan Gypsy Spiral Hoops"... does anyone know how to make these? I can not wear anything but titanium thru my ears, but would like to make these in sterling & somehow add the titanium wire. Will try to post a pic below.
2013-11-10 04:19:42 UTC
Hi Trish, To me that look likes anticlastic raising of a spiculum on the end of that spiral, similar to the great Michael Goods work. The fact that it's hollow on the end helps keep it light. Here is a link to Beth Wickers video of him using the technique when making a bracelet. The rest of the earring is just coiled wire.
2013-11-10 04:19:44 UTC
Trish- You cannot solder silver to titanium. Maybe with a PUK, but I really doubt it. If you have allergy issues use platinum for your ear wires soldered to the silver. I'm not really very allergic, but I can only wear silver ear wires for about 6 hours before they start to irritate me.
Have you tried wearing titanium earring posts. They may not react with you.
If you like the look of the earrings try making them in glass. I've seen them done and they are lovely.
Have fun and make lots of jewelry.
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