Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
3" 4 x 1 mm sterling silver rectangle wire
20-a person 'Λ* head pins
Two turquoise disc beads
One 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 Difficult, flat surface area Awl
Hammer /is" drill bit
Handheld rotary Device, 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.Make use of the ruler to evaluate and mark two one Vi’ items of four x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire.
2Using a jeweler's noticed or tin snips, Minimize the four x one mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two 1 Vi’ lengths.
3.File Every single conclude on the 1Vi" rectangle wire items to get rid of any burs or tough edges.
If sought after, You should utilize the file to around the finishes on the rectangle wire items. Make use of a wonderful grit sanding pad to go in excess of the world in which you have filed to easy the perimeters and remove any file marks.
4.Use the ruler to measure and mark /*." from one end of the 1 Vi’ parts of rectangle wire and put a mark in the middle of your wire. This is when you might drill the holes to slip The top pins by way of.
5.Place in your safety glasses!!! Place the one Vi" rectangle wire parts on to a tough, flat floor. Spot the point in the awl within the mark that you simply produced Vm,' from 1 finish of the rectangle wire pieces, and firmly strike at the time on the best with the awl that 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.Using a /is" drill little 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 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 Mens Ring wire parts.
8.Curve the two 1W pieces of rectangle wire right into a “C" condition utilizing 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 a single pair of pliers in each hand, grasp Each individual conclusion in the 1 Vi* rectangle wire piece with Men's Rings the pliers and Carefully bend the rectangle wire right into a “C* shape. Compare both of those with the C-shaped rectangle wire pieces and regulate the curves so that they're Mens Ring equivalent in si2e. Set these apart.
nine.Make use of the ruler to measure and mark the Men's Rings rubber tube into 4 equivalent pieces measuring Vm’ each. Use scissors to chop the Mens Ring rubber tube.
10.Location the turquoise disc bead on to The top pin and include one particular V·' piece of the rubber tube, put The pinnacle pin from the hole within the C-formed rectangle wire, then include one other V«" bit of rubber tube.
13. Hold The pinnacle pin Together with the bead, rubber tube, as well as the rectangle wire on it in one hand While using the wire that you just bent pointing toward you. Utilizing the spherical nose pliers, grip the tip of The pinnacle pin wire that is certainly pointing toward you and roll it away from you (imagine turning the ignition essential to start your automobile). Launch the pliers from the head pin wire.
At this stage, the opening while in the loop at the top of The pinnacle pin wire need to still be substantial adequate 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 closed. You can use the spherical nose or chain nose pliers to adjust The form in the loop at the top of The top pin if you have to.
eleven. Make use of the ruler to evaluate and mark /(.’ previously mentioned the top bit of the hollow rubber tube. With all the wire cutters or tin snips, Slash The top pin wire Yu.’ above the highest in 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.