At first I was only coloring the front of the metal. They turned out OK, but on this set I colored the back too. I think it looks better hanging from the ears to be colored on both sides.
The same earrings from only the front
The majority of the earrings were made from a blank about the size of a $0.50 piece. I did have some smaller blanks which are not large enough to dap into a concave shape. So they are being left flat. They are about the size of a quarter. These are colored on both sides too.