Paisley Feather Earrings


One of my favorite jewelry making techniques involves piercing a pattern in sheet metal. I draw a pattern on paper, glue it to the sheet metal, drill a tiny hole somewhere in the pattern, and thread a tiny, 6″ saw blade through it. The blade is held in a jewelers saw frame. The saw blade can cut a line the width of a pencil line!

These paisley shaped earrings have a simplified feather pattern hand pierced in the surface and are backed with another piece of sheet silver. The pattern is only seen on the front. They measure about 2.5″ from top to bottom.