Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
3" 4 x 1 mm sterling silver rectangle wire
Twenty-one particular 'Λ* head pins
Two turquoise disc beads
Just one Vi* one.seven mm black hollow rubber tube
Two sterling silver ear wires
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-Sally J. Phillips Jewellery Designer
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
Fine 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 four x one mm rectangle sterling silver wire.
2Using a jeweler's observed or tin snips, Slash the four x one mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two one Vi’ lengths.
three.File Just about every conclusion with the 1Vi" rectangle wire parts to eliminate 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 realm where you have filed to smooth the edges and remove any file marks.
4.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 may drill the holes to slip The top pins by way of.
five.Place with your security glasses!!! Spot the 1 Vi" rectangle wire pieces onto a hard, flat surface. Place The purpose with the awl to the mark that you just built Vm,' from a single conclusion with the rectangle wire items, and firmly strike after on the highest in the awl using a hammer. This can make a pilot hole for drilling holes into the rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
six.Employing a /is" drill little bit. drill holes into one particular conclude in the rectangle wire items with a handheld rotary tool, flex shaft, or drill push (when nevertheless donning 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 your 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 don't have a hoop mandrel and rawhide mallet, use two set of chain nose pliers. Holding 1 pair of pliers in Each individual hand, grasp Each individual conclusion on the 1 Vi* rectangle wire piece Using the pliers and Carefully bend the rectangle wire right into a “C* form. Compare both of those with the 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 Mens Ring equivalent items measuring Vm’ Every. Use scissors to chop the rubber tube.
ten.Spot the turquoise disc bead onto The pinnacle pin and incorporate 1 V·' piece of the rubber tube, position The top pin with the gap from the C-shaped rectangle wire, and then increase mens ring the opposite V«" piece of rubber tube.
thirteen. Maintain the head pin with the bead, rubber tube, plus the rectangle wire on it in one hand Using the wire that Men's Rings you choose to bent pointing towards you. Using the spherical nose pliers, grip the tip mens ring of the head pin wire that may be pointing towards you and roll it far Men's Rings from you (visualize turning the ignition essential to begin 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 must nonetheless be significant ample to slip the ear wire on. When you include the ear wire, utilize 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 highest piece of the hollow rubber tube. Along with the wire cutters or tin snips, Reduce The pinnacle pin wire Yu.’ previously mentioned the top on the hollow rubber tube.
12. Utilize the chain nose pliers to bend the head pin wire beside the very best of your rubber tube at a ninety-degree angle.
fourteen. Repeat these methods for the second earring.