Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
3" four x one mm sterling silver rectangle wire
20-1 'Λ* head pins
Two turquoise disc beads
A single Vi* one.seven mm black hollow rubber tube
Two sterling silver ear wires
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Jeweler's observed or tin snips Protection Eyeglasses Hard, flat surface Awl
Hammer /is" drill bit
Hand held rotary Instrument, flex shaft, or drill press File
Fantastic grit sanding pad
Two pairs of chain nose pliers
Wire cutters or tin snips Spherical nose pliers
one.Make use of the ruler to evaluate and mark two one Vi’ items of four x one mm rectangle sterling silver wire.
2Using a jeweler's observed or tin snips, Slice the four x one mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two one Vi’ lengths.
three.File Each individual end of the 1Vi" rectangle wire pieces to remove any burs or rough edges.
If preferred, You should use the file to round the ends from the rectangle wire pieces. Use a fantastic grit sanding pad to go above the realm where you have filed to easy the edges and remove any file marks.
4.Use the ruler to measure and mark /*." from one end from the 1 Vi’ pieces of rectangle wire and place a mark in the center of the wire. This is where you will drill the holes to slip The pinnacle pins as a result of.
five.Set on your own basic safety Eyeglasses!!! Area the one Vi" rectangle wire items onto a hard, flat surface area. Spot the point from the awl around the mark that you simply made Vm,' from one end of the rectangle wire parts, and firmly strike at the time on the best with the awl that has 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 conclusion on the rectangle wire items using 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 pieces.
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 Men's Rings in Each individual hand, grasp Just about every conclusion on the 1 Vi* rectangle wire piece with the pliers and Carefully bend the rectangle wire right into a “C* form. Evaluate both of your C-formed rectangle wire items and modify the curves so that they are identical in si2e. Established these aside.
9.Utilize the ruler to evaluate and mark the rubber tube into four equal parts measuring Vm’ Every single. Use scissors to cut the rubber tube.
10.Position the turquoise disc bead on to the head pin and add a person V·' mens ring bit of the rubber tube, spot the head pin in the gap inside the C-shaped rectangle wire, after which you can insert another V«" piece of rubber tube.
thirteen. Maintain the head pin While using the bead, rubber tube, plus the rectangle wire on it in one hand with the wire that you choose to bent pointing towards you. Using the spherical nose pliers, grip the tip of the head pin wire that is pointing towards you and roll it far from you (think of turning the ignition critical to begin your car). Launch the pliers from The top pin wire.
At this point, the opening from the loop at the very best Men's Rings of the head pin wire really should nevertheless be big more than enough to slide the ear wire on. After you insert the ear wire, make use of the round mens ringMen's Rings nose pliers to grasp the loop of The top pin wire and roll it closed. You may use the spherical nose or chain nose pliers to adjust The form in the loop at the top of The top pin if you have to.
eleven. Make use of the ruler to measure and mark /(.’ earlier mentioned the very best bit of the hollow rubber tube. With all the wire cutters or tin snips, cut The top pin wire Yu.’ over the best in the hollow rubber tube.
12. Make use of the chain nose pliers to bend the head pin wire beside the very best of your rubber tube at a ninety-degree angle.
fourteen. Repeat these methods for the second earring.