Since I have stretched lobes I can't wear normal earring jackets. These are secured by O rings to a tunnel or plug. I didn't take process pictures of those, but they were made pretty much the same way as the pendent. (The pendent is a symbol from the Alphabet of the Magi)
First (not pictured): I drew my pattern onto a mailing label, then affixed it to a thin plate of brass. Then I took a manual saw and sawed away at the metal. I was left with a rough-looking unfinished metal shape:
Once you've cut it out, all that's left to do is finishing: dulling the edges with a metal file and hammering some texture with a metal hammer. Simple! I like that you don't need any special tools to make a simple object like this. The earring backs, since they were two different metals, did need the two metals soldered together, but it could have easily been made with one shape.
The rings were a little more complicated. First, I measured the two metals to fit my ring size:
Then I soldered the two metals together, annealed the metal with a blowtorch (lol can't do that at home), beat it into shape on a ring mandrel, and then soldered it shut. lol not so easy. The reason why I made two was because I melted one:
Earring jacket in-ear
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