Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
three" four x 1 mm sterling silver rectangle wire
Twenty-1 'Λ* head pins
Two turquoise disc beads
One particular Vi* one.seven mm black hollow rubber tube
Two sterling silver ear wires
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“Do Everything you enjoy. Examine distinctive media. Sell on a selective, restricted, basis to start with to discover what will work or what would not be just right for you prior to deciding to jump into a major outlay of money and effort.*
-Sally J. Phillips Jewelry Designer
Jeweler's noticed 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 four x one mm rectangle sterling silver wire.
2Using a jeweler's noticed or tin snips, Slice the four x one mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two one Vi’ lengths.
three.File Each individual close of your 1Vi" rectangle wire parts to eliminate any burs or tough edges.
If wished-for, You may use the file to around the finishes of your rectangle wire parts. Utilize a high-quality grit sanding pad to go around the region in which you have submitted to clean the perimeters and take away any file marks.
4.Make use of the ruler to measure and mark /*." from a single stop in the 1 Vi’ pieces of rectangle wire and location 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.Place on your own basic safety glasses!!! Spot the 1 Vi" rectangle wire pieces onto a hard, flat area. Put The purpose with the awl to the mark that you just manufactured Vm,' from one particular stop in the rectangle wire pieces, and firmly strike as soon as 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 Men's Rings little bit. drill holes into just one conclusion on the rectangle wire items having a Mens Ring handheld rotary Instrument, flex shaft, or drill press (though however putting on your basic safety Men's Rings glasses!).
7.Utilize the file or high-quality grit sanding pad to remove any burs or rough edges Mens Ring left from drilling holes into the rectangle wire parts.
eight.Curve equally 1W items 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 pair of chain nose pliers. Keeping one particular pair of pliers in Every hand, grasp each close with the one Vi* rectangle wire piece With all the pliers and gently bend the rectangle wire right into a “C* form. Examine each from the C-formed rectangle wire items and modify the curves so that they are very similar in si2e. Set these aside.
nine.Make use of the ruler to measure and mark the rubber tube into 4 equivalent items measuring Vm’ each. Use scissors to chop the rubber tube.
ten.Location the turquoise disc bead on to The pinnacle 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 incorporate another V«" bit of rubber tube.
thirteen. Hold The pinnacle pin Together with the bead, rubber tube, as well as the rectangle wire on it in one hand Along 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 (consider turning the ignition key to start out your car). Launch the pliers from The top pin wire.
At this point, the opening during the loop at the very best of the head pin wire really should nevertheless 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 head pin wire and roll it shut. You can utilize the round nose or chain nose pliers to regulate 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 very best bit of the hollow rubber tube. Together with the wire cutters or tin snips, cut The pinnacle pin wire Yu.’ Mens Ring over the highest from the hollow rubber tube.
twelve. Make use of the chain nose pliers to bend The pinnacle pin wire close to the top on the rubber tube at a ninety-degree angle.
fourteen. Repeat these actions for the 2nd earring.