Making The Frida Earrings
The Frida Earrings made their debut in our SS17 collection and have been a total hit. These mixed-metal stunners are lightweight for comfortable wear, and like all other ONE SIX FIVE JEWELRY, totally nickel free.
We have a ton of fun crafting each piece, giving them names, and seeing them worn by people we love! We’re showing you a behind the scenes look at the making of The Frida Earrings, enjoy!
Step 1: Cut Gold-filled, brass core wire to size and smooth edges
Step 2: Shape one end leaving the opposite end open
Step 3: Solder sterling silver posts and tumble overnight
Step 4: Apply 14K gold plating ~ this part is super cool, all the high-school chemistry vibes!
Step 5: Apply wax coating ~ to protect from tarnish and to give a lustrous shine
Step 6: Place hollow sterling silver beads onto open end and shape to finish