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 Safety glasses Tough, flat surface area Awl
Hammer /is" drill little bit
Handheld rotary Resource, flex shaft, or drill push File
High-quality 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’ parts of four x one mm rectangle sterling silver wire.
2Using a jeweler's observed or tin snips, cut the 4 x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two 1 Vi’ lengths.
3.File each finish from the 1Vi" rectangle wire pieces to get rid of any burs or rough edges.
If wanted, You can utilize the file to around the finishes with the rectangle wire parts. Utilize a high-quality grit sanding pad to go about the region in which you have submitted to clean the sides and take away any file marks.
four.Make use of the ruler to evaluate and mark /*." from one particular conclude on the one Vi’ items of rectangle wire and area a mark in the center in the wire. This is where you are going to drill the holes to slide the head pins via.
5.Put on your safety glasses!!! Place the one Vi" rectangle wire parts on to a tough, flat floor. Area The purpose 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 top 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 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 grit sanding pad to eliminate any burs or tough edges remaining from drilling holes in the rectangle wire items.
8.Curve both 1W parts of rectangle wire right into a “C" form utilizing a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet. If you do not have a hoop mandrel and rawhide mallet, use two set of chain nose pliers. Keeping a single pair of pliers in each hand, grasp Each individual conclusion on the 1 Vi* rectangle wire piece Using the pliers and Carefully bend the rectangle wire right into a “C* form. Examine 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’ Just about every. Use scissors to cut the rubber tube.
10.Put the turquoise disc bead on to The top pin and add a person V·' bit of the rubber tube, spot the head pin in the gap inside the C-shaped rectangle wire, after mens ring 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 Men's Rings the wire that you choose to bent pointing towards you. Using the spherical nose Mens Ring pliers, grip the tip of the head pin wire that may be pointing towards you and roll it far from you (visualize turning the ignition essential to begin your car). Men's Rings Launch the pliers from the head pin wire.
At this stage, the opening while in the Mens Ring loop at the very best of The pinnacle pin wire need to nonetheless be large plenty of to slip the ear wire on. When you incorporate the ear wire, use the spherical nose pliers to grasp the loop of The top pin wire and roll it shut. You should utilize the round nose or chain nose pliers to regulate the shape of the loop at the highest of the head pin if you might want to.
eleven. Use the ruler to evaluate and mark /(.’ over the best piece of the hollow rubber tube. With the wire cutters or tin snips, Slice the head pin wire Yu.’ higher than the highest of the hollow rubber tube.
twelve. Use the chain nose pliers to bend The pinnacle pin wire close to the best in the rubber tube at a ninety-degree angle.
fourteen. Repeat these actions for the 2nd earring.