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A Distinct Lack Of Copper Studs


I've had some time recently to catch up with all those little jobs that tend to be pushed aside when I get busy. One of them is reviewing what jewellery I have for sale and making new stock to fill any gaps. Well one of the gaps I noticed was copper studs - they are fairly low in price so tend to sell quite quickly and I hadn't had much chance to make any new pairs.
So I made some more!

Studs are a good way of using up small pieces of metal sheet and I have a lot of those, especially etched and embossed copper sheet. I went for a variety of shapes - square, triangle, flower and teardrops. I do love a heart stud and they do sell well but my plastic heart shape template is a bit weird. The point at the top of the heart shape always comes out slightly off centre when I use a felt tip or scribe to mark the heart shape on the metal. I press that part down to stop the pointy bit moving but it nearly always comes out a bit off and can mean a lot of filing to get the two hearts exactly the same. So I don't use it that much. Maybe I need to find a better one :D

Luckily my other shape templates for teardrops, triangles and squares aren't weird.



These triangle studs make me think of pyramids.




Rounded square and teardrops shapes in good old leaf vein texture.


I also found some stamped copper sheet and used some of it for these teardrop studs. I love circles so tend to stamp circle designs a lot!


Cute etched daisy studs.
 They were originally going to be round then I decided to cut around the petals to make them a bit more interesting.

So that's the copper stud deficit sorted. 
  Next: bronze studs!







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  1. these studs are really modern and chic, I love the leaf vein studs

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  2. Great designs! I can see why they sell well. Studs are the way to go for ladies with jobs that require a lot of time on the phone (at least that was the case with me when I worked).

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    1. Thanks Val. I never thought about the earrings-phone situation before!

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  3. Lovely earrings. Great colour for Autumn too. ;)

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    1. Thank you, I've never really thought about the colour being autumnal before!

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  4. Now I know what I can do with all those scraps of copper I've accumulated! Gorgeous studs, I love the little triangles :)

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    1. Thanks Claire! Yes studs are a great way to use up small scraps of sheet :D

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  5. I love how simple and beautiful these are with the natural theme. Gorgeous and inspiring work!

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  6. I love the natural oranic feel with the designs of these earrings. You must be so proud of yur jewellery designs they are stunnng

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