Horseshoe Earrings

Tools Needed

impressart horseshoe earring tutorial tools needed

Step 1

Stamp horseshoe and star on both ends of the two banner blanks.

impressart horseshoe earring tutorial stamping
Watch Metal Stamping Basics for more.

Step 2

Use Stamp Enamel to make the impressions stand out.

impressart horeshoe earrings stamp enamel tutorial
See Stamp Enamel for tips and instructions.

Step 3

Use the hole punch pliers to punch a hole in the middle of each banner blank.

horseshoe earring tutorial hole punch pliers

Step 4

Bend the banner blanks gently, using your fingers, around a 1/2 inch dowel, or anything else that is about 1/2 inch in diameter (like the handle of a chasing hammer).

horseshoe earring tutorial impressart bend banner blank

Step 5

Use the round-nose pliers to make a small loop at the end of a 1 inch piece of 20 gauge wire.

impressart horseshoe earring tutorial wire loop round nose pliers

Step 6

Thread the wire through the center hole of one of the banner blanks.

impressart horseshoe earring tutorial

Step 7

Use the round-nose pliers to make a loop on the other end of the wire.

  • Hold the wire close to the top of the banner blank with the round-nose pliers.
  • Wrap the wire around the pliers tightly to make a second small loop on top
  • Use the flush cutters to trim the excess wire.

impressart horseshoe tutorial wire loop round nose pliers

Step 8

Repeat steps 5, 6 and 7 for the second earring.

Step 9

Attach the bead to the earring.

  • Thread a 2 inch piece of 20 gauge wire though one end of the banner blank.
  • Thread one turquoise bead onto the wire.
  • Thread the wire through the other end of the blank

impressart horseshoe tutorial earring turquoise bead wire

Step 10

Use the round-nose pliers to make a loops on both ends of the wire.

  • Wrap the wire tightly around the round-nose pliers.
  • Use the flush cutters to trim the excess.
  • Repeat this on the other end of the wire.

hoseshoe earring loop impressart tutorial round nose pliers

Step 11

Repeat Steps 9 and 10 for the second earring.

Step 12

Use the chain-nose pliers to attach earring wires to the top loop on each earring.

impressart horseshoe earring tutorial wire loop round nose pliers