I made these earrings with copper wire which is pretty fun and easy to shape. I tried soldering the edges, but then just ended up burning my finger and screaming out in frustration and agony. Mainly agony. I suppose I just don't have to patience to solder metal with a puny nearly-useless soldering iron. Blast! I kind of wish I would have put another bead in the center, but alas, I thought of it after my coils were already formed.