Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
three" four x one mm sterling silver rectangle wire
Twenty-just one 'Λ* head pins
Two turquoise disc beads
One Vi* 1.7 mm black hollow rubber tube
Two sterling silver ear wires
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-Sally J. Phillips Jewellery Designer
Jeweler's saw or tin snips Security glasses Tough, flat floor Awl
Hammer /is" drill little bit
Handheld rotary Resource, flex shaft, or drill push File
Great grit sanding pad
Two pairs of chain nose pliers
Wire cutters or tin snips Spherical nose pliers
one.Use the ruler to measure and mark two 1 Vi’ pieces of 4 x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire.
2Using a jeweler's saw or tin snips, Reduce the 4 x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two 1 Vi’ lengths.
3.File Each and every stop of the 1Vi" rectangle wire pieces to remove any burs or rough edges.
If preferred, You can utilize the file to round the ends in the rectangle wire items. Make use of a fantastic grit sanding pad to go above the realm where you have filed to easy the perimeters and remove any file marks.
4.Use the ruler to measure and mark /*." from 1 finish from the 1 Vi’ pieces of rectangle wire and location a mark in the center of the wire. This is where you will drill the holes to slide The pinnacle pins as a result of.
five.Set on your own basic safety Eyeglasses!!! Put the one Vi" rectangle wire parts on to a tough, flat floor. Area the point in the awl within the mark which you created Vm,' from a single finish from the rectangle wire pieces, and firmly strike once on the best of your awl which has a hammer. This could make a pilot gap for drilling holes to the rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
6.Using a /is" drill little bit. drill holes into a person close with the rectangle wire items by using a handheld rotary Device, flex shaft, or drill press (whilst still carrying your protection Eyeglasses!).
7.Use the file or good Men's Rings grit sanding pad to get rid of any burs or tough edges remaining from drilling holes in the rectangle wire items.
8.Curve each 1W pieces of rectangle wire right into a mens ring “C" condition utilizing a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet. If you do not have a Men's Rings ring mandrel and rawhide mallet, use two set of chain nose pliers. Keeping one mens ring particular pair of pliers in Every hand, grasp Every end of your one Vi* rectangle wire piece Along with the pliers and gently bend the rectangle wire into a “C* condition. Review both of those with the C-shaped rectangle wire pieces and adjust the curves so that they're related in si2e. Set these aside.
9.Use the ruler to evaluate and mark the rubber tube into 4 equal parts measuring Vm’ Just about every. Use scissors to chop the rubber tube.
10.Place the turquoise disc bead on to The top pin and include one V·' bit of the rubber tube, location the head pin from the hole within the C-formed rectangle wire, and afterwards include the other V«" bit of rubber tube.
13. Hold The pinnacle pin Together with the bead, rubber tube, as well as the rectangle wire on it in one hand While using the wire that you just bent pointing toward you. Utilizing the spherical nose pliers, grip the end of The pinnacle pin wire that is definitely pointing toward you and roll it away from you (imagine turning the ignition crucial to start your automobile). Release the pliers from the head pin wire.
At this stage, the opening inside the loop at the top of The pinnacle pin wire must still be substantial adequate to slip the ear wire on. When you include the ear wire, use the spherical nose pliers to grasp the loop of the head pin wire and roll it shut. You need to use the round nose or chain nose pliers to regulate the shape of your loop at the highest of the head pin if you'll want to.
11. Utilize the ruler to evaluate and mark /(.’ above the best piece of the hollow rubber tube. While using the wire cutters or tin snips, Minimize the head pin wire Yu.’ earlier mentioned the very best of your hollow rubber tube.
12. Use the chain nose pliers to bend The top pin wire next to the best in the rubber tube in a 90-diploma angle.
14. Repeat these mens ring steps for the next earring.