Kristi & I rarely make jewelry for ourselves. I guess it’s a hazard of any “maker” occupation. We are so busy creating for others that we forget to make ourselves new jewelry. I made Kristi drum cymbal earrings a few weeks ago and admire how pretty they look every time she wears them. Today I decided that I need a pair of earrings for myself.
Welcome to my workshop. It’s not fancy but it’s bright and functional. It’s my favorite place to spend my days.
After some experimentation I’ve found that my Dremel is the best tool to use when cutting the cymbal.
Sanding pieces of metal this small is tricky. I can’t wear gloves because the piece of cymbal is too small to grip. It gets VERY hot so patience is required.
I love my drill press so much. For projects like this it is so fast & easy!
I decided against beads so I just needed to add the ear wires.
What do you think?
Stay tuned – next week we’ll give you a behind the scenes look at Kristi’s workspace.