Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
3" 4 x one mm sterling silver rectangle wire
20-a person 'Λ* head pins
Two turquoise disc beads
1 Vi* 1.7 mm black hollow rubber tube
Two sterling silver ear wires
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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.Utilize the ruler to evaluate and mark two one Vi’ pieces of 4 x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire.
2Using a jeweler's saw or tin snips, cut the 4 x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two 1 Vi’ lengths.
3.File Every finish in the 1Vi" rectangle wire items to get rid of any burs or rough edges.
If wanted, You need to use the file to around the finishes on the rectangle wire items. Make use of a wonderful grit sanding pad to go about the world in which you have submitted to clean the perimeters and take away any file marks.
four.Make use of the ruler to measure and mark /*." from a single stop in the 1 Vi’ items of rectangle wire and spot a mark in the center in the wire. This is where you'll drill the holes to slide the head pins via.
5.Put on the protection Eyeglasses!!! Position the one Vi" rectangle wire parts on to a hard, flat surface area. Spot the point from the awl around the mark that you simply produced Vm,' from one end of your rectangle wire parts, and firmly strike at the time on the best with the awl by using a hammer. This is likely to make a pilot hole for drilling holes in to the rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
6.Employing a /is" drill little bit. drill holes into just one conclude on the rectangle wire mens ring items having a handheld rotary Instrument, flex shaft, or drill press (while continue to carrying your basic safety Eyeglasses!).
7.Use the file or fine grit sanding pad to reduce any burs or tough edges still left from drilling holes to the rectangle wire items.
8.Curve both of those 1W parts of rectangle wire right into a “C" form using a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet. If you do not have a hoop mandrel and rawhide mallet, use two set of chain nose pliers. Holding 1 pair of pliers in Each individual Men's Rings hand, grasp Just about every conclude in the 1 Vi* rectangle wire piece with the mens ring pliers and Carefully bend the rectangle wire right into a “C* form. Evaluate both with Men's Rings the C-formed rectangle wire pieces and adjust the curves so that they're very similar in Mens Ring si2e. Set these aside.
nine.Make use of the ruler to measure and mark the rubber tube into four equivalent items measuring Vm’ Each and every. Use scissors to cut the rubber tube.
ten.Area the turquoise disc bead onto the head pin and increase just one V·' piece of the rubber tube, place The pinnacle pin from the hole in the C-formed rectangle wire, then 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 significant ample to slip the ear wire on. When you incorporate 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 might want to.
11. Use the ruler to evaluate and mark /(.’ over the best piece of the hollow rubber tube. With the wire cutters or tin snips, Minimize the head pin wire Yu.’ higher than the very best of the hollow rubber tube.
twelve. Use the chain nose pliers to bend The pinnacle pin wire next to the best in the rubber tube in a 90-degree angle.
fourteen. Repeat these steps for the 2nd earring.