E-1516 No Matchy-Matchy Lite
I often find myself drawn to toward a slight mismatching of my earrings, so it made absolute sense to me to turn the teardrops in this design opposite one another, while remaining perfectly harmonious together. I cut the teardrops from a sheet of sterling silver and hammered them onto a textured brass plate (which yielded a softer embossing than my textured steel plates). I soldered on a wire to create the loop and earwire. Then I created the rings out of copper and sterling silver wire. Each individual ring must be fluxed, soldered, hammered, cleaned and oxidized before they are ready to be attached with a jump ring.