Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
three" 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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“Do Whatever you enjoy. Take a look at different media. Promote on the selective, constrained, foundation at the outset to check out what functions or what does not give you the results you want before you decide to soar into A serious outlay of cash and energy.*
-Sally J. Phillips Jewellery Designer
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
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 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 Each and every conclude on the 1Vi" rectangle wire items to get rid of any burs or tough edges.
If ideal, You should utilize the file to around the finishes of your rectangle wire parts. Utilize a great grit sanding pad to go around the region in which you have submitted to sleek the sides 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 middle on the wire. This is when you may drill the holes to slide The top pins by means of.
5.Put in your safety glasses!!! Place the one Vi" rectangle wire parts on to a tough, flat floor. Area The purpose on the awl within the mark that you just created Vm,' from a single stop from the rectangle wire pieces, and firmly strike once on the top of the awl which has 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 bit. drill holes into a person close with the rectangle wire parts by using a handheld rotary Device, flex shaft, or drill press (whilst still wearing your protection Eyeglasses!).
seven.Use the file or good grit sanding pad to eliminate any burs or tough edges remaining from drilling holes to 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 individual hand, grasp Each individual conclusion on the 1 Vi* rectangle wire piece with the pliers and Carefully bend the rectangle wire right into a “C* form. Evaluate each of the 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·' bit of the rubber tube, spot the head pin in the gap within the C-formed rectangle wire, and afterwards incorporate the other V«" bit of rubber tube.
thirteen. Hold the head pin Along with the bead, rubber tube, along with the rectangle wire on it in one hand While using the wire you bent pointing toward you. Using the spherical mens ring nose pliers, grip the tip of the head pin wire that is definitely pointing toward you and roll it away from you (visualize turning the ignition essential 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 nonetheless be significant ample to slip the ear wire on. When you incorporate the ear wire, use the Mens Ring 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 mens ring shape of your loop at the highest of the head pin if you'll want Men's Rings to.
11. Utilize 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 mens ring Yu.’ higher than the very best of your hollow rubber tube.
twelve. Use the chain nose pliers to bend The top pin wire next to the best in the rubber tube in a 90-diploma angle.
14. Repeat these steps for the next earring.