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
A person Vi* 1.7 mm black hollow rubber tube
Two sterling silver ear wires
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Jeweler's observed or tin snips Protection glasses Difficult, flat surface area Awl
Hammer /is" drill bit
Hand-held rotary Instrument, flex shaft, or drill press File
Wonderful 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 Every finish from the 1Vi" rectangle wire items to remove any burs or rough edges.
If wanted, You can utilize the file to round the ends in the rectangle wire items. Use a fantastic grit sanding pad to go above the realm where you have filed to smooth the edges and remove any file marks.
4.Utilize the ruler to evaluate and mark /*." from a person close with the one Vi’ parts of rectangle wire and area a mark in the middle on the wire. This is where you'll drill the holes to slide the head pins through.
five.Set on your own basic safety Eyeglasses!!! Spot the 1 Vi" rectangle wire pieces onto a hard, flat area. Put The purpose with the awl about the mark that you just manufactured Vm,' from a single stop from the rectangle wire pieces, and firmly strike once on the top of your awl which has a hammer. This is likely to make a pilot gap for drilling holes to the rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
6.Employing a /is" drill bit. drill holes into just one conclusion on the rectangle wire items using a handheld rotary Instrument, flex shaft, or drill press (though however putting on your basic safety glasses!).
7.Utilize the file or wonderful Men's Rings grit sanding pad to remove any burs or rough edges left from drilling holes into the rectangle wire parts.
eight.Curve equally 1W items of rectangle wire into a “C" condition mens ring employing a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet. If you don't have a ring mandrel and Men's Rings rawhide mallet, use two pair of chain nose pliers. Keeping a person set of Mens Ring pliers in Each and every hand, grasp Each and every finish of the one Vi* rectangle wire piece Along with the pliers and gently bend the rectangle wire into a “C* shape. Look at both equally on the C-shaped rectangle wire pieces and regulate the curves so that they're equivalent in si2e. Set these apart.
nine.Make use of the ruler to measure and mark the rubber tube into 4 equivalent items measuring Vm’ Every. Use scissors to chop the rubber tube.
ten.Spot the turquoise disc bead onto The pinnacle pin and insert a single V·' piece of the rubber tube, put The top pin with the hole during the C-formed rectangle wire, after which add one other V«" bit of rubber tube.
13. Keep The top pin With all the bead, rubber tube, and the rectangle wire on it in a single hand Together with the wire which you bent pointing toward you. Utilizing the round nose pliers, grip the end of The pinnacle pin wire which is pointing toward you and roll it faraway from you (think about turning the ignition important to get started on your vehicle). Release the pliers from The pinnacle pin wire.
At this time, the opening within the loop at the best of The top pin wire ought to continue to be massive sufficient to slide the ear wire on. Once you add the ear wire, utilize the round nose pliers to grasp the loop of The pinnacle pin wire and roll it shut. You should use the spherical nose or chain nose pliers to adjust the shape with the loop at the very best of The pinnacle pin if you must.
11. Utilize the ruler to measure and mark /(.’ higher than the highest piece of the hollow rubber tube. Along with the wire cutters or tin snips, Lower The pinnacle pin wire Yu.’ mens ring previously mentioned the top with the hollow rubber tube.
12. Utilize the chain nose pliers to bend The top pin wire beside the highest from the rubber tube in a 90-diploma angle.
fourteen. Repeat these steps for the next earring.