This is a fun opportunity to get a little wild with your choice of components – also to practice asymmetry in your designs.
Otherwise you may wind up with earrings that are too heavy to wear comfortably.
Also mixed metals are great for this project.
This may be a good opportunity to use up some of your jewellery supply odds and ends!
Thin tarnished-looking brass or copper chain or plain silver chain that you can oxidize– a total length of about 20cm.
The chain links need to be large enough to accommodate thin jump rings.
You’ll need to cut a total of 6 pieces of this chain:
2 pieces that are approximately 40mm long.
2 pieces that are approximately 30mm long.
2 pieces that are approximately 25mm long.
Shiny or tarnished jump rings in your choice of metals.
You’ll need some small, thin ones and a few larger ones:
2 mismatched larger charms, about 25mm size – for the longest dangle on each earring.
About a dozen small gears/cogs
Other small charms that look Victorian, Boho or Steampunk.
A pair of earwires.
Start by cutting your grungy chain lengths as shown above in the supplies list.
Start with one of your 40mm long pieces of chain.
Open a jump ring and attach it to one of your large dangle charms:
Now all three chains for the first earring are finished.
I put the longest chain in the center but you can put them in whatever order you like: