This is the first time I've worked with my anodized aluminum. I had fun making these colorful abstract earrings and am pleased with the way that they turned out.
I wanted to practice cutting simple shapes so I sawed out rectangular strips -- and to my pleasant surprise, 24 gauge anodized aluminum is very easy to cut through. I made the blue strips longer than the turquoise so that when I layered them, it would look as if the colors were fading into one another.
Because anodized aluminum can't be soldered, I had to come up with a way to attach the strips and decide to go with a silver wire wrapped design. I have these square aquamarine crystals that work really well with the blues so I attached them to the wire wrapped design using very thin 28 gauge silver wire.
I had a great time making these and can't wait to experiment with more anodized aluminum designs!
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