Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
3" 4 x 1 mm sterling silver rectangle wire
20-just one '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 Eyeglasses Hard, flat surface Awl
Hammer /is" drill bit
Hand held rotary tool, flex shaft, or drill press File
Good grit sanding pad
Two pairs of chain nose pliers
Wire cutters or tin snips Round nose pliers
1.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 Every finish in the 1Vi" rectangle wire pieces to remove any burs or rough edges.
If preferred, You can utilize the file to round the ends from the rectangle wire pieces. Use a good grit sanding pad to go more than the area where you have filed to smooth the edges and take away any file marks.
four.Utilize the ruler to evaluate and mark /*." from just one conclusion with 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 through.
5.Set on the protection Eyeglasses!!! Position the one Vi" rectangle wire items onto a hard, flat surface. Place The purpose of your awl to the mark you designed Vm,' from one particular conclude on the rectangle wire items, and firmly strike as soon as on the top of the awl with a hammer. This could make a pilot gap for drilling holes in the rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
6.Using a /is" drill little bit. drill holes into a person conclusion on the rectangle wire items using a handheld rotary Instrument, flex shaft, or drill press (though however putting on your security glasses!).
7.Utilize the file or high-quality grit sanding pad to remove any burs or rough edges left from drilling holes into the rectangle wire parts.
eight.Curve the two 1W pieces of rectangle wire into a “C" condition employing a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet. If you do not have a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet, use two set of chain nose pliers. Keeping one particular pair of pliers in Every hand, grasp each conclusion on the 1 Vi* rectangle wire piece Using the pliers and Carefully bend the rectangle wire right into a “C* form. Evaluate both of your C-formed rectangle wire pieces and adjust the curves so that they're related in si2e. Set these aside.
nine.Make use of the ruler to measure and mark the rubber tube into 4 equivalent pieces measuring Vm’ each. Use scissors to chop the rubber tube.
10.Location the turquoise disc bead on to The top pin and incorporate 1 V·' bit of the rubber tube, area the head pin through the gap inside the C-shaped rectangle wire, after which you can insert another Mens Ring V«" piece of rubber tube.
thirteen. Maintain the head pin Along with the bead, rubber tube, along with the rectangle wire on it in one hand While using the wire that mens ring you just bent pointing toward you. Utilizing the spherical nose pliers, grip the end of Men's Rings The pinnacle pin wire that is certainly pointing toward you and roll it clear mens ring of you (think about turning the ignition important to get started on your vehicle). Release Men's Rings the pliers from The pinnacle pin wire.
At this point, the opening in the loop at the highest of the head pin wire should really even now be big more than enough to slide the ear wire on. After you increase the ear wire, make use of the round nose pliers to grasp the loop of The top pin wire and roll it closed. You may use the round nose or chain nose pliers to adjust The form from the loop at the best of The top pin if you need 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, Minimize the head pin wire Yu.’ earlier mentioned the very best of your hollow rubber tube.
twelve. Utilize the chain nose pliers to bend The top pin wire beside the very best of the rubber tube in a 90-diploma angle.
14. Repeat these methods for the second earring.