Let's See How This GoesI recently had an idea — possibly brilliant — while admiring a copper rain chain at son and daughter-in-law's house. What a cool design for a pair of earrings, thought I. This post is about my first experiment along those lines. The work is rough but I wanted to check how I might do this.
I Needed Ten Tiny Circles
Sure glad I have my disc cutter. If I had to do all these tiny guys with a saw, I wouldn't! Once I punched them out, I had to drill holes in each one. Also glad to have my Dremel drill press. The holes are not perfectly centered but I think that may add charm. We'll see.
And Tap, Tap, Tap to Dap, Dap, Dap
This set (yet another gift from World's Best Husband) and my brass hammer made a pretty fast job of shaping the circles into domes.
Several sizes are possible (although a few way too big for earrings!).
Short lengths of 24 gauge copper wire provide the linkage. If I decide to make this design for sale, I will be taking far more care with these links. As I said, this is an experiment.
Now to Wire Them Together
Voila — Rain Chain Dangles
I think they could be a lot of fun to make and to wear. All opinions welcome.