I was scrolling through IG this morning and came across a beautiful silver ring based on a loosely wound spiral. It got me thinking that I’ve not really done much with spirals. In large part because tin is so thin it doesn’t hold a shape like that very well.
I played around with a couple of more rough spirals, but just as I already knew, they didn’t work so well. I finally found the longest piece of tin I had in the bin and just cut a really long strip. Once wound tight, I realized it’s kind of like a cool metal bead.
Figuring out how to connect everything up was also a bit tricky. This double headpin option works pretty well. I’m kind of inclined to make more of these.
Each piece is hand cut and tightly rolled into a spiral. They are connected with a rigid German silver double headpin and then strung on a handmade surgical stainless steel wire to finish the look.
The finished earrings are approximately .5" (12mm) wide and hang about 2.75" (68mm) from the ear.
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