Victoria - Etched Earrings Tutorial

Created by: Summer Melaas

Designer Tips

  • Etch earrings (See etching tutorial below).
  • Place cushion in cushion setting and fold over tabs using nylon-jaw pliers or a burnisher.
  • Attach French hooks to top of cushion.
    For best way to open and close loops, see Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF)
  • Attach etched copper drop to bottom of cushion.

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 pair #34-003-8 TierraCast Earring Hook Findings, Niobium - Bronze and Copper Color
  • 2 each #41-878-51-10-7 Antiqued Copper Plated 2-Loop Bezel Setting for 10mm 4470 Cushion Squares
  • 2 each #04-470-10-438 Swarovski 4470 Cushion Square Stone, 10mm - Crystal Ivory Cream Lacquer
  • 2 each #44-780-84 Copper Stamping Blank, 32x13mm Decorative Drop w/Loop, 24-gauge
  • 1 each #86-280-01 Ferric Chloride


  • #69-271-91 Nylon-Jaw Pliers - or - #69-101 Burnisher
  • Basic set of jewelry pliers
Other Supplies
  • Plastic tub to hold the etching solution. See other supplies listed in the free Etching Technique Sheet linked above, or in our DIY Copper Etching blog article.
Jan 1st 2021 Summer Melaas

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