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Years ago, I created the Copper Connection Earrings project using TierraCast antique copper hammered links. Recently, I also made a pair of earrings using the TierraCast antique brass links and called them Linked In Earrings, but I couldn't stop there! These gunmetal hammered links are so fun with a splash of antique brass! You can also turn this design into a pendant!

Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer


A note about this piece: I chose to double up on jump rings to add substance, drama and extra security to the links and give the earrings a bit of a chain maille vibe. You don't have to do this, but I would recommend it.
  1. Attach 2 antique brass jump rings to the 20mm hammered link. Make sure the jump rings are secure.
  2. On a headpin, pick up a gunmetal leaf bead cap, a 6mm round antique brass bead and a gunmetal leaf bead cap. Make a simple loop. Make sure the loop is large enough to fit over the jump rings added in step 1. Attach and close the loop.
  3. Open a gunmetal jump ring. Attach it to the 2 antique brass jump rings added in step 1. Close the jump ring. Attach another gunmetal jump ring.
  4. Open an antique brass jump ring. Attach it to the 2 gunmetal jump rings added in step 3. Then attach it to the 13mm hammered link. Close the jump ring. Attach another antique brass jump ring.
  5. Attach 2 antique brass jump rings to the 13mm hammered link. Make sure the jump rings are secure.
  6. On a headpin, pick up a 4mm antique brass round bead. Attach it to the 2 antique brass jump rings added in step 5.
  7. Open a gunmetal jump ring. Attach it to the antique brass jump rings added in step 5. Close the jump ring. Attach another gunmetal jump ring.
  8. Open an antique brass jump ring. Attach it to the gunmetal jump ring added in step 7 then attach it to the 10mm hammered link. Close the jump ring. Attach another antique brass jump ring.
  9. Slip the 10mm hammered link onto a kidney wire.
  10. Repeat steps 1 through 9 to complete the pair.
Tools and Materials Needed:

Gunmetal Hammered Round Link, Large, 20mm (2 pieces)
Gunmetal Hammered Round Link, Medium, 13mm (2 pieces)
Gunmetal Hammered Round Link, Small, 10mm (2 pieces)
Antique Brass 6mm Round Beads, Bag Of 10 (2 pieces)
Antique Brass 4mm Round Beads, Bag Of 10 (2 pieces)
Pewter Leaf Bead Cap, Gunmetal, 5mm (4 pieces)
Antique Brass Jump Rings, Open, Bag of 10, 5mm, 20 Gauge (16 pieces)
Gunmetal Plate Jump Rings, Open, Bag of 10, 5mm, 20 Gauge (8 pieces)
Gunmetal Plate Head Pins, 2 inch, 21 Gauge, Bag of 10 (4 pieces)
Antique Brass 1" Kidney Earwires, Bag Of 5 Pairs (1 pair)
Round Nose Pliers
Nipper Tool
Chain Nose Pliers (2 pair)


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